1. The King’s Pineapple – New Course!
In the Royal Collection is a seventeenth-century painting of King Charles II receiving the first pineapple ever to be grown in Britain from his gardener. The depiction of the scene is a reflection of just how important an event it was and why our crewel work pineapple piece is called “The King’s Pineapple”.
2. Bateau Bayeux Kit and Course
951 years ago William the Conquerer sailed from Normandy to England to stake his claim to the throne. Not long after, the Bayeux Tapestry was created. This image comes from the ancient embroidery showing soldiers and their horses coming across the English Channel. It is embroidered almost entirely in what has now become known as Bayeux stitch, named after the famous embroidery. This course will teach you how to create a small part of this famous embroidery using the Bayeux stitch.
3. Trevelyon’s Cap Course *
Trevelyon’s Cap is a beautiful 5 inch high cap covered with stunning silk flowers and gold embellishments, created using a pattern found in the Commonplace Book of Thomas Trevelyon.
*This is the last time this course will be offered in the foreseeable future.