Many of my followers know all about this already, but I thought it was time I told you about my part in the Battle of Stamford Bridge Tapestry Project.
Stamford Bridge is a village a few miles east of York, where I live. In 1066 it was the location of a very bloody battle between the English (Saxons) and the Norwegians (Vikings), three weeks before the English had to fight the Normans at the Battle of Hastings. We are a group of volunteers who are embroidering the story of the battle, in the style of the Bayeux Tapestry. There are 12 panels telling the story, each about 1.2m long, so it’s taken us four years to get to a point where the end is in sight!
Like the Bayeux Tapestry, ours is actually an embroidery - properly speaking, tapestries are woven. We use crewel wool on linen, with only two stitches - outline stitch for the outlines(!), and Bayeux stitch for the filling-in.
As well as the panels, we all stitch individual pieces to raise funds - after all, the linen on which we sew is over £100 per metre! This set of photos shows some of the work I’ve done, on the panels and on individual pieces. The final shot is of part of our stall at last year’s British Wool Show.
Do visit our website for more information and photos: http//:www.stamfordbridgetapestry.org.uk
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Yesterday I did a thing. I ditched my bed!! Well, not the entire bed, but my big, huge, massive, 500 lb, 14 year old bed frame and I couldn’t be happier! Every time I looked for bedroom inspiration I always found myself drawn to simple, lower to the ground or on the ground beds. Bedding that was messy and hygge, lots of linen and texture and jute ohhhhh my! I had all those things but I wasn’t using them in this space like my neutral boho loving heart wanted. So I ditched my bed frame, pulled out a few things I had stored away, went shopping in my own house and didn’t spend a single dime to change the entire vibe of this space. Now I’m never leaving. ✨🖤✌🏽
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