Call for embroiderers!

by | 1 11 2023 | News, Unesco_EN

The association Les Amis de l’Abbaye de Saint-Maurin is calling for embroiderers to create a collective cross-stitch banner on the theme of Saint-Maurin Abbey.


Information meeting on Friday 17 November 2023 at 5pm, in the abbey castle of Saint-Maurin

Embroidered banners

To commemorate the Jura origins of Cluny, founded by Abbot Bernon with six monks from Gigny Abbey and six monks from Baume-les-Messieurs, a group of volunteer embroiderers  launched the “Embroidered banners for Gigny, Baume, Cluny…” project in 2009, coordinated by Marie-Jeanne Lambert. Two series of 13 banners were produced, symbolising the 12 monks and their abbot Bernon who left the two abbeys of Gigny and Baume. Together, these 26 banners represent the birth, growth and influence of Cluny Abbey throughout Europe in the Middle Ages.
Further information: bannières brodées

The adventure goes on at Saint-Maurin

Martine Goudezeune has launched the project for a banner for Saint-Maurin Abbey last summer. A banner is a patchwork of 40 cross-stitched squares, each square representing a motif related to Saint-Maurin Abbey or its connection to Cluny Abbey via Moissac.
The forty cross-stitch motifs or grids are now defined, and the embroidery can begin!

The banner image shown here is a provisional computer-simulated representation of the final design, once the forty squares have been embroidered and assembled. These square charts, which vary in difficulty, are suitable for both beginners and experienced embroiderers.

If you are motivated by this project, if you like cross-stitch embroidery or even if you are a beginner in embroidery, come and take part in the information meeting on 17 November 2023 at 5pm.

You can also contact Martine Goudezeune on 06 87 44 94 09 ( or fill in a contact form.