Thursday, July 27, 2023

Royal School of Needlework: Overlord Embroidery


Happy Thursday!

One last World War 2 post (at least for a while) and it involves the Royal School of Needlework.  The Royal School of Needlework was founded in 1872.  The term "Royal" was used when Queen Victoria agreed to become a patron.  The original school was founded to help women avoid poverty.  During the centennial of our country, the school had a special exhibit displayed.  Candace Wheeler was so charmed by this idea that she founded the NY Society of Decorative Arts.

Both organizations continue to this day and are dedicated to preserving hand embroidery and needlework techniques.

Recently I stumbled upon an article published a year ago that relays one of the projects the Royal School completed.  The Overlord Embroidery panel depicts D-Day and is...well 272 feet wide (longer than a football field) and took 5 years to complete.  You should really study this and I am sharing links here and here and here that you can peruse.

Tomorrow is Flower Friday and I am hoping that some of you have photos from your garden to share.  Please email photos to me at

Have a safe and happy day!

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