A pdf from Embroiderers' Guild, it was very kind of them to give us a pattern and very nice instructions to go with. "Bayeux stitch, which takes its name from the famous tapestry on which it is used, is an Anglo-Saxon variation of an ancient technique known as laidwork." "On the surface" - Fibretex, this looks very cool. There are more here.
This is look like an interesting book on constructing, joining and stitching a wide range of textile surfaces. And this book on endless possibilities for creating new and exciting works with fabrics, beads.
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