Jen Goodwin’s Blackwork Peacock, Winchester project

When I’m in Winchester, it’s helpful to have a project I can work on that I can leave there, rather than having to bring a frame and threads with me each time!

My new go-to project is a Jen Goodwin blackwork design, small enough to comfortably sit in a hoop! No lacing💋😊 Easy to travel with on the plane.

King Athelstan, 934, gift of cloths, vestments and tapestries

In 933, King Athelstan gifted the shrine of St Cuthert many wonderful treasures. Included below are those that relate to Needlework.

  1. Two chasubles.
  2. An alb.
  3. A stole with a maniple.
  4. A belt.
  5. Three altar cloths.
  6. Three hangings.
  7. Three tapestries.

(St Cuthbert and the Normans: The Church of Durham 1071-1153) William M Aird