Fantastic News, President Macron has announced that the famous Bayeux Tapestry may travel from Normandy to Britain in the near future.
This should mean that more attention will be focused on Leek’s famous replica. Two historians have been researching this work over recent years. Catheryn Walton’s book ‘Hidden Lives’ which focuses on the women of the Leek Embroidery Society is already in print (see this website for further details) and Brenda M King’s latest publication on the Wardle family will be published later this yer. It will have a chapter devoted to many different aspects of Leek’s famous replica.
Dye, Print, Stitch: Textiles by Thomas and Elizabeth Wardle (2009) already covers some aspects of this exciting project.