Is laid work fiber art?

Through my research, I am looking for documentation from artisans on how they perceive laid work.  Do they think it is art or craft?  Is it considered a Fine Art?  If not, what does that mean for the Bayeux Tapestry?

Pictures to the right are my laid work patches, all based on the embroidery stitches documented in the Bayeux Tapestry. The digital images used are from Greg Lindahl’s efforts on the Society for Creative Anacronism’s Medieval Dance website. The images are from the famous illuminated manuscript: Las Cantigas de Santa Maria, housed in El Escorial, Madrid, Spain.

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