Some years ago now, a lady called Lavinia Earl came up with the idea of groups of embroiderers across the UK making a 20th/21st century version of the Bayeux Tapestry. This time, though, instead of commemorating a battle, the idea was to encapsulate the essence of the 20th Century.
Each year was to be remembered in stitches on a panel roughly 1.5 metres by1.5. Many groups joined this, although it has taken longer than expected and is still not complete. Almost three years ago, a group of friends in South Yorkshire, who already met regularly for what they referred to as Stitch and Bitch, decided to give it a go.
They chose 1975 from the list of years still unallocated and began to create their panel. Attached are pictures of the work in progress and, in time, there will be a narrative to go with it.