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Workshop: Bayeux Stitch Embroidery

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The Bayeux Tapestry is considered to be one of the most famous handicraft pieces of the Middle Ages. On its 68 meters, the embroidery depicts the conquest of England from a contemporary perspective. 

The Bayeux stitch, named after the carpet, makes it possible to hold the thread material, which was expensive at the time, on the top of the fabric and can therefore fill large areas in a way that is gentle on the material. Since you usually had to make your own yarn in the past, it was particularly important to use the material sparingly. 

In our workshop we show the basic technique of the Bayeux stitch and how various motifs can be embroidered with it. 

Since nobody wants to stress on the weekend, we hold our workshop in the usual cozy atmosphere with a cup of coffee or tea. The work itself offers ample opportunity for a nice chat with the course instructor and the other participants. 

Due to the limited number of participants, we ask you to register in advance.

Date:  Saturday, March 7th, 2020, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location:  Seminar room in the reception building of the Wall Museum
Course fee:  € 10 per person (including material and food)