Last summer, I had the privilege to join a class led by Nicola in Les Carroz in the French Alps. The project was to stitch a sampler, on printed silk dupion, using Au Ver a Soie silk threads, metallic threads, beads and sequins. This is my journey completing this sampler. I met some great fellow stitchers, who made for fantastic company.
The early 18th century court mantua from Tredegar House is perhaps the most well-known dress in the…
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“I give to the Abbey of the Holy Trinity my tunic worked at Winchester by Alderet’s wife, and the mantle embroidered with gold, which is in my chamber, to make a cope. Of my two golden girdles, I give that which is ornamented with emblems for the purpose of suspending the lamp before the great altar.”
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.
In 933, King Athelstan gifted the shrine of St Cuthert many wonderful treasures. Included below are those that relate to Needlework.
- Two chasubles.
- An alb.
- A stole with a maniple.
- A belt.
- Three altar cloths.
- Three hangings.
- Three tapestries.
(St Cuthbert and the Normans: The Church of Durham 1071-1153) William M Aird