The discovery of the Bacton Altar Cloth at St Faith’s Church, Bacton, Herefordshire, has excited historians and the textile community alike. It has been painstakingly conserved and currently forms the focal point of a new exhibition at Hampton Court Palace entitled The Lost Dress of Elizabeth I.
The Royal School of Needlework has produced three beautiful embroidery kits – Rose, Thistle and Daffodil – which are available exclusively from the RSN Online Shop.
Each design is based on an image from the Bacton Cloth and will give you the opportunity to stitch in the same way as the 16th Century original using the following stitches; Stem, Seeding, Buttonhole and Darning. Worked in Stranded cottons and metal thread on a silk and wool mix cloth.
Each kit contains all materials, clear diagrams and full instructions to complete and suitable for embroiderers of all abilities. These kits are beautifully presented in a grey box.
A percentage of the proceeds from the sale of each kit will be donated to St Faith’s Church, Bacton.