“Bayeux Discipline What on earth does Bayeux Discipline mean?
It describes a journey I’m taking. Up to date its been a 7 year journey. I’m recreating the Bayeux Tapestry as a quilt. It will be the same size as the original Bayeux Tapestry but created in a different way. I made several panels of the quilt a few years ago, but as of the 26th of December 2012 I began all over again. This time I’m not making it in panels but as one piece 80 meters Long. In 59 days, I’ve completed 60 feet of appliqué. Of course it has to be quilted yet so the applique is just part of the event. The drawings were done a few years ago with the first flush of adventure. I’ve taken time from my normal career as a Tutor to concentrate on the project. I get up at 4.00 am and work till 10.30 am on the main part of my day project. However, I often work 10 – 15 hours a day”
My discipline is that I’ve set myself the task to work for 10 hours a day on my Bayeux Project for seven days a week. Physically it’s demanding. Emotionally it’s exciting and to be really honest this quilt is completely different to the sample piece. The first quilt that has bee n shown.
Its 236 feet of sheer delight for me.
Like many of you, I’m having a problem seeing the fine details so I have an appointment at the optician tomorrow.
Everything in my studio is designed to make working on the Bayeux easier.
I’m sitting at the machine for long periods of time…. however, you will see very little of the appliqué stitches, this quilt is different, I’ve dyed and illustrated every single piece of appliqué and the dying is over the final stitching….