The Bayeux engraving
Workshop with Tanja Boukal
The term "Bayeux stitch" describes the overlay and overcasting technique that was used throughout Europe in the Middle Ages;
This special embroidery style is easy to execute and is suitable for making tapestries and large embroideries. It originates from the Norman and English tradition and is very economical in terms of the threads used, as it is executed with only a few threads on the back of the fabric. The famous Bayeux Tapestry was made using this technique as early as the 11th century.
In the course, we will explore all aspects of this technique. As long, floating embroidery threads are used here, it is very important to stretch the fabric tightly on an embroidery hoop in order to achieve a good result. A contour stitch is embroidered for the drawings and letters. These motifs are "coloured" with lay and satin stitch. As with the original embroidery, which was embroidered with only 7 dominant colours of wool thread on linen, the same threads and colours will be used during the course to explore the possibilities and limits of this ancient technique.
- package without accommodation
- duration: 14,00 hours
Participants: all who are interested in historical techniques
Number of participants: max. 10 people
Course leader: TANJA BOUKAL, Austria
1976 born in Vienna, HBLA f. Fashion and Clothing Technology/Arts and Crafts, 1996 - 1999 studied "Stage Design" at the Vienna School of Art, 2002 - 2008 head of the "Temporary Interior Design" class at the Vienna School of Art, since 2000 assistant at the Salzburg Summer Academy; numerous national and international exhibitions, including 2013/14 solo exhibition "political correctness" at the Museum der Moderne, Salzburg; 2015 "Demonstrating Minds" at the Museum of Contemporary Art Helsinki.
More info: www.boukal.at
Course times: Fri 17:00-20:00, Sat 9:00-12:30 and 14:00-18:30, Sun 9:00-12:00
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- Suitable for seniors
- Suitable for single travelers
- Suitable for friends
- Suitable for couples