Bayeaux Beastie: 11th Century Couched and Laid Work • July 13

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Tuesday, July 13, 1 – 4 pm

Peg Deppe

Explore medieval iconography as we stitch a whimsical beastie from the Bayeaux tapestery. Learn about the Bayeaux tapestry and its role in recording the events of the Battle of Hastings, 1066. Then, create a beast of your own using stem stitch, and couched and laid work – where long float yarns are secured to the ground fabric with a series of additional stitches. Take your piece home to create a needle book, pincushion, gift bag, or other small memento! Suitable for beginners or those who’ve never tried topside couching. Materials fee $15, payable to instructor.

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Instructor Bio:

Peg Deppe learned to embroider and crochet at an early age, and in college she became interested in ethnic and historic costume and related needle arts. Currently a freelance dress and textiles instructor and scholar, Deppe has traveled to England, Turkey, Egypt, and Morocco to pursue her studies. She holds graduate degrees (MS, PhD) in textile history and dress ethnography from the College of Design at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.


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