22 episodes

Australian Textile Artist, Cathy Jack Coupland hosts this brand-new fortnightly safari-inspired podcast, journeying into the beguiling world of stitch, sewing, and embroidery, with insights into its history, use, and innovations. Join this unique expedition and thread your way into the amazing and irresistible world of needle and thread. Learn more about Cathy's work with needle and thread at cathyjackcoupland.com

The Stitch Safari Podcas‪t‬ Cathy Jack Coupland

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Australian Textile Artist, Cathy Jack Coupland hosts this brand-new fortnightly safari-inspired podcast, journeying into the beguiling world of stitch, sewing, and embroidery, with insights into its history, use, and innovations. Join this unique expedition and thread your way into the amazing and irresistible world of needle and thread. Learn more about Cathy's work with needle and thread at cathyjackcoupland.com

    The Bayeux Tapestry - The Survivor Part IV

    The Bayeux Tapestry - The Survivor Part IV

     The Bayeux Tapestry - a fragile strip of medieval linen covered in embroidery telling the story of the Battle of Hastings, wrangled over by so many during the second world war – French and German and transported no less than five times on open roads...

    • 23 min
    The Bayeux Tapestry - The Survivor Part III

    The Bayeux Tapestry - The Survivor Part III

     Moving forward to World War II - The Bayeux Tapestry was now a survivor for almost 880 years, so what exactly was it about this monumental embroidery that attracted those looking to walk in the self-same footsteps as William the Conqueror?  They wanted...

    • 21 min
    The Bayeux Tapestry - The Survivor Part II

    The Bayeux Tapestry - The Survivor Part II

    This episode explores the three French plays inspired by The Bayeux Tapestry along with its return to Bayeux, where it was easily accessible for a time by the public at large.  And we also look at the work done by Charles Stothard in capturing the...

    • 23 min
    The Bayeux Tapestry - The Survivor Part 1

    The Bayeux Tapestry - The Survivor Part 1

    The longevity of the Bayeux Tapestry displays the footprint of its past, both artistically and historically, and most importantly, as an embroidery telling a visual story anyone can relate to.  It's unique and unlike any other surviving artefact from...

    • 24 min
    Medieval Embroidery Stitches

    Medieval Embroidery Stitches

    In this episode, we'll be taking a quick look at the types of stitches used throughout this time as well as to re-cap on just how far we’ve come in this fascinating journey into stitch and the art of the needle. 

    • 25 min
    Medieval Embroidery Tools

    Medieval Embroidery Tools

     Looking at, and researching surviving work produced during the Middle Ages, has made me want to explore the tools Medieval embroiderers used.  Would they recognise any of ours?  Would I recognise any of theirs?  Quite a few, surprisingly, so let’s...

    • 21 min

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