Some of you from HIS co-op were rearing to get busy on your Bayeux Tapestry Project, so I wanted to get you started! I was super excited to find this video tutorial on how to do the ancient Bayeux Stitch. If you decide to work on your Bayeux Tapestry motif from home to finish this project and earn two BONUS cards then, bookmark this video, it will be helpful in reminding you of the steps. I will also list some tips and steps to help you succeed. First watch this video.
In this video she does the outlining stitch in the beginning and I have instructed it at the end. I feel that either way is acceptable and up to you. You have pictures on your stitching instruction sheet I gave you in class to show you the back stitch for outlining and the french knot for making dots and eyes. If unsure you can watch You Tube videos HERE and HERE
Tips for Stitching:
- MOST IMPORTANT *** Get into the habit of always leaving your needle woven into the fabric of your work and then you will never loose it.
- As you get started make sure you have your preliminary design pattern and stitch instruction sheets in front of you for reference.
- Have your threads organized, perhaps wind them around a piece of cardboard or embroidery thread bobbins to keep them neat for later use. You can go to the blog Wild Olive for a cute free printable template to make your own on card stock.
- Stitch out one color at a time.
- Cut your length of thread into four lengths of 18 in.. Do this for each color you will use. This way you have a shorter length to manage in your work and it is much easier. It also doesn't get tangled as easily.
- Do the detail stitching last. Eyes, dots, Latin words etc.