Bayeux Stitch Spectacle Case Designed by Cathy from a stained glass window by Alphonse Mucha, the spectacle case is worked in the stitch of the Bayeux tapestry with pure silk hand-dyed threads on silk dupion. It is backed with pure wool herringbone fabric.
Suitability Suitable for everyone, including complete beginners.
Date(s) This workshop will be run again in late 2018 or early 2019. Please contact us to register your interest.
Times 10.00 am. to 4.00 pm. with 30 minutes for lunch Arrival:- from 9.30 am.
Location(s) Alstonefield Memorial Hall (The Village Hall) Postcode for Satnav - DE6 2FR Click for Directions
Refreshments Tea & coffee is provided throughout the day, with home baking. Please bring your own packed lunch.
What you need to bring All materials and equipment will be provided, but you may wish to bring your own 8" embroidery hoop if you have one. A seat frame is best, but not essential. Alternatively, you may borrow a standard hoop for the day. Standard and seat frames are normally also available to purchase).
Cost £45 per person including all materials required to make up the spectacle case.
About the Workshop Bayeux stitch is so named because it is the main stitch that was used in working the famous Bayeux Tapestry. It is a simple stitch to learn and very suitable for beginners, with only three basic stitches. The design will be pre-printed onto calico and you will work the embroidery using pure silk threads that are easy to sew with. We aim for you to part-complete the design by the end of the workshop and feel confident to complete the project at home. During the workshop, you will be given some ideas about making up your own designs to use with this stitch.