Join this bespoke Appliqué hand embroidery class inspired by the Hastings Embroidery, an historic piece which perfectly demonstrates the Appliqué technique. The bespoke class will run on Saturday 14 September at the new creative arts centre at Bridgepoint Rye, Rock Channel, Rye, East Sussex and students will also have the opportunity to see the unique Hastings Embroidery as part of their course.
The Hastings Embroidery was commissioned by Group Captain Ralph Ward in 1965 and was completed by the RSN Embroidery Studio in 1966, to celebrate the 900th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings. The embroidery is made up of 27 panels, each one measuring 9ft x 3ft, and depicts 81 significant events in British history during the 900 years from 1066 to 1966. It took 22 RSN embroiderers 10 months to complete.