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The embroidery stich used in the Bayeux tapestry

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This embroidery stich comes from the Norman and English tradition. It was used in the famous Bayeux Tapestry which is said done by queen Mathilda in the 11th century. This embroidery is roughly 76 yards long and listed on UNESCO's Memory of the World Register. The Bayeux Tapestry tells the story of the Norman conquest of England by duke William and his men at Hastings on the 14th of October 1066.

An outline stich is embroidered to make the drawings as well as the letters. These drawings are filled with , or "couloured" with stich threads (couchure): see explication of the stich inside each kit of embroidery (F/GB).

The tapestry is embroidered on a linen with woollen thread in 6 dominant coulours.The tapestry was probably made in an Anglo-Saxon studio on the request of Odon de Conteville, bishop of Bayeux and William the Conquerors half-brother. It was supposed to legitimate the Norman power in England. This longue piece of comic-strip mediated the message to the people mostly illiterate.

The kits with reproduction of The Bayeux Tapestry are made in the workshop of BAYEUX BRODERIE by Chantal James. Sale one website all year, ad post throughout the world.  Spécial reproduction autorisation for all of the bayeux Tapestry
Not express shipping of embroidery kits : Europe 9.90€ - others 13€ payment by credit cart - I ship internationally
Workshop of Chantal JAMES  - BAYEUX BRODERIE
8 rue saint Loup
14400 BAYEUX (FRANCE)

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WORKSHO IN HISTORICAL CENTER OF BAYEUX IN NORMANDY (FRANCE) change the adress - THE KITS ARE SENDING IN WHOLE WORD WHITH THIS WEBSIDE
You could pass order in this webside, I send embroidery kits every days in the whole world.
Free entrance,
New address to the workshop near the Museum of the Bayeux Tapestry. 24 Nesmond street in Bayeux france
closed one public holidays 
Now open workshop at Bayeux : monday to friday 10.30 am to 6 pm and saturday2 to 6 pm
closed 03 to 06  from 2 to 6 July to participate in the exhibition near London Hampton Court Flower Show
CLIC for other dates 
you could study the Bayeux's stitch technic with Chantal JAMES, every Tuesday and Friday afternoon in Bayeux 11.50 euros/person/hour. 


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 may 2014
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TEACH THE BAYEUX'S STICH AT PARIS
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Reference of the stich

This embroidery stich comes from the Norman and English tradition. It was used in the famous Bayeux Tapestry which is said done by queen Mathilda in the 11th century. This embroidery is roughly 76 yards long and listed on UNESCO's Memory of the World Register. The Bayeux Tapestry tells the story of the Norman conquest of England by duke William and his men at Hastings on the 14th of October 1066.

An outline stich is embroidered to make the drawings as well as the letters. These drawings are filled with , or "couloured" with stich threads (couchure):
(see explication of the stich).
The tapestry is embroidered on a linen with woollen thread in 6 dominant coulours.

The tapestry was probably made in an Anglo-Saxon studio on the request of Odon de Conteville, bishop of Bayeux and William the Conquerors half-brother. It was supposed to legitimate the Norman power in England. This longue piece of comic-strip mediated the message to the people mostly illiterate.

The Bayeux Tapestry is now exposed in William the Conqueror Museum in Bayeux, Calvados.

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