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.
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.