Bayeux Tapestry

When we were in France we went to Bayeux, France to see the Bayeux Tapestry.   The Bayeux Tapestry (Calvados) is an embroidery, 70 metres, or almost 230 feet long, made in the 11th century.  It celebrated the history and the story of William the Conqueror, the Norman invasion of England and the Battle of Hastings.  It is needle work sewn with wool onto linen. The upper and lower borders of the Bayeux tapestry are filled with mythological figures, lions, dragons, farming and Hunting and scenes from Aesop’s fables.

After seeing it and understanding the incredible amount of work that went into making it I bought this kit but have yet to sew it.

photo (15)

Here are some of our photos from our trip there.  The town is very charming and just walking to the museum was a treat in and of itself.

This is a wonderful video produced by the BBC explaining the historical significance of the tapestry.  It’s only 5 minutes long and very interesting.


Shepherd’s Bush Stitchery

This is a Shepherd’s Bush pattern that I did several years ago.  Sorry for the less than good image.  I’ve always enjoyed her stitchery’s even though I’ve never used her matting and frames.  I’ve done a few of her things and I even got a whole package of  her mini booklets like the one shown here that I found on ebay.  I like her designs because she always has a variety of stitches that keep stitching interesting.  I don’t think these booklets are even available now.

One of the other kits I’ve done is the Twined Hearts that I gave as an anniversary gift to a friend. shepherdsbushtheorchard shepherdsbushtheorchardchart It was great fun to do and turned out so well.SB