At our meeting today (27th) we had the Stamford Bridge Tapestry Society some of who joined us for the morning to do stitching and demonstrate the stitches they use in this beautiful embroidery. There will be twelve panels when they have finished depicting the battle of Stamford Bridge in 1066. The style of the work is similar to that of the Bayeux tapestry but it won't be quite that long! As with the Bayeux Tapestry, there are some delightful figures fitted into the story. Everyone loved the little fisherman sitting on the bridge fishing while the battle raged around him. In the afternoon Heather joined us to give a brief description of the battle and Sue told us more about the Society and how they had all got together.
Thank you's were said to all those who stewarded at Nunnington Hall for our exhibition which went down very well. The management at the Hall were very pleased with it and with the number of additional visitors it attracted.
Our next exhibition will be on the 7th and 8th of July at Snainton Village Hall. This is the Branch bi-annual event so there will be lots to buy on the sales table, lots of tea and cake and tons of lovely embroidery and textile work to look at.
Here are some photos of the items they have for sale to raise funds for the fabric, threads, etc. needed to produce it. Each of these figures is taken from the tapestry.
Here are the ladies stitching away at some more of the smaller pieces.
Maureen was making this lovely canvas work bag using plastic canvas.
This beautiful hanging star was made by one of our beaders.