Textiles in Durham Cathedral

Recently, Durham Cathedral, which does not normally allow photography inside, held an open evening for amateur photographers to come along and snap away. I’ve already posted about my photos of the Cathedral itself, but said at the time I’d hold back the ones of textiles for a separate post following a textile tour of the…

Durham Cathedral photography evening

Durham Cathedral does not allow photography inside, but occasionally they have ticket-only photography evenings.  There was one this Thursday, and I went along. It was a perfect summer evening, and Durham looked beautiful. The evening was very well attended – we all spent a lot of time trying to keep out of other people’s shots!…

Durham riverside

I’ve got a couple of days off work, so I had a trip through to Durham today, for no reason other than that I love it there.  I walked along the banks of the river, which were beautiful in the early summer light.  If you haven’t been to Durham, then should you ever be in…

St Cuthbert’s Banner

I mentioned before that I’m starting work on a big new project. I’m thirlled to be able to tell you that this is a commission from the Northumbrian Association to make a replica of a lost Medieval processional banner dedicated to St Cuthbert, for presentation to Durham Cathedral. This a major project, and I’m really…

Durham Cathedral visit

I took a trip over to Durham yesterday, and had a good look round the Cathedral. It’s just a few miles from where I live so I’ve been there a lot over the years, but it’s always worth a visit. I particularly wanted to see their ecclestiastical embroidery; they don’t have much on display, but…