After doing a project, yesterday, on ‘Scriveners and the Development of The Printing Press’ (a good excuse to start reading Cynthia Harnett’s “A Load of Unicorn” together), looking at illuminated letters and calligraphy, we had a go at embroidering some of our illuminated letter designs onto linen.
I was quite impressed with what the children have done. I’ve been wanting to explore embroidery a bit more since I found a book of it at Granny’s. So yesterday got me messing around and expanding the repertoire of stitches that I learnt at primary school, when I did a project on ‘The Bayeaux Tapestry’.
I didn’t do an illuminated letter. I’ve just been exploring stitches, but I’ve concluded that I don’t think I have the patience to pursue this creative craze much further!