Have I ever said I love working with natural fibers? There is just something wonderful about working with wool. Its sticky, and sticks to the fabric, which is sometimes problematic, but I love the way it works up for embroidery. Working with wool thread in this piece was magical. To read about how I selected… Continue reading April: A Laid and Couched Lion
When I think of Couched and Laid work, I think of the Bayeux Tapestry. This tapestry is a very long rectangular tapestry that depicts the story of the Norman Conquest and was embroidered sometime in the late 1000s! Legend suggests it was embroidered by the Queen and her ladies, but it was probably the work of professional embroiders and commissioned by Bishop Odo (William the Conqueror's half brother).