A big day for the Banner

The biggest day of all will be its dedication at Durham Cathedral on 20 March, but yesterday was the biggest so far.  For the first time, all the parts of the Banner – the Banner itself, the silver bells, and the carrying pole with its mounts and fittings plus a harness to be worn by…

St Cuthbert’s Banner – presenting it to the Northumbrian Association

With the Banner completed, it was time to say goodbye to it, and hand it over to the client, the Northumbrian Association. Marion Bridgewood, the Association’s Vice-Chairman and the person who’s arranged and coordinated the entire Banner project (I’m not the only person involved, by any means), and John Danby, the Chairman, came to collect…

St Cuthbert’s Banner

I’m thrilled to be able to tell you that after a long delay, I will very soon be resuming work on St Cuthbert’s Banner. Anyone who has been reading my blog from the beginning (and I think there are a few of you, which I truly appreciate) will know that last year I started work…

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…