Haha, no, I need to finish my current project first. I think I will have it done by Friday. I'll start this project on Saturday and work on it in the weekend. Needless to say, I'm very excited to get started. And I'm a bit neurotic and perfectionistic
I took a little stroll through your blog; you've got some great info on the Cluny tapestries!! Is that picture you have of them, all displayed on the curved wall, from when you saw them? I have never seen them pictured like that - it gives a great indication of the scale of them, especially all together!
Unfortunately I didn't take that picture, though when I saw them they were displayed like that. As I remember them, you must picture a straight wall that closes that half circle, and I think it was behind that wall the "A Mon Seul Desir" tapestry was displayed separately. It is very impressive, and as I remember they were also in one of the last rooms in the museum, as sort of a grand finish.
I do think I will try to go back when I finish the piece, I think I'll have a whole new appreciation for the work the artists did on them!
Hey Rife, I was trying to find a site for you, but don't you know it, now I can't find the damn thing! It's a video/virtual tour of the tapestries in 180 degrees. Why don't I bookmark these things??? Anyway, there's also a very interesting site on the "unicorn hunt" tapestries that gives a really in-depth explanation of how mediaeval tapestries were made:
Would you believe it? I finally started!
It is still a bit slow going, but I am getting the hang of keeping the two threads from twisting, and reading the pattern. On the hand I find it too slow, it takes a long time to see result. On the other hand I can't wait to stitch more to start to work on some of the flowers or the tree (upper left corner).... Yay!