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mizcraig
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7:40 pm Aug 25, 2006

I suggested to SQ that they include some scenes from the Bayeux Tapestry. They said they were available, but it would be interesting to see how many people would be interested. Anybody?

(I hoped to see more details from the Caves at Lascaux, but they say they are really hard to come by. They have one, #UNK013, Horse, Lascaux Caves. I think they are mind-bogglingly beautiful.)
rifestitch
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9:57 am Aug 28, 2006

I have seen some great Bayeux Tapestry pieces done - I can't remember where, now, of course, but I do remember they were huge - width-wise, not height.

I am fascinated by the history of this set of tapestries, but I'm not sure I would be interested in them as art without the history - to know what is being pictured brings it so much more meaning. With taht context, tehy are stunning. If I can find the ones I know I've seen done, I'll link them...
mizcraig
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12:05 pm Aug 28, 2006

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Originally posted by rifestitch
I have seen some great Bayeux Tapestry pieces done - I can't remember where, now, of course, but I do remember they were huge - width-wise, not height.

I am fascinated by the history of this set of tapestries, but I'm not sure I would be interested in them as art without the history - to know what is being pictured brings it so much more meaning. With taht context, tehy are stunning. If I can find the ones I know I've seen done, I'll link them..

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I don't even know how to use this forum to reply!
The Bayeux Tapestry is one of the oldest and most famous tapestries of all time, and is not actually a tapestry but an embroidery. It is about 20 inches high and 230 FEET long! It tells the story of the Battle of Hastings in 1066 when William the Conquerer invaded and captured England. If you google "Bayeux Tapestry" you can find out more about it than you ever wanted to know, and see sections to get an idea what it's like. It's almost like children's drawings, but there's just something about it! Like the animal drawings from the Caves of Laxcaux, it's almost modern. Needlepoint canvases are available in small scenes from the tapestry which are suitable for framing or pillow fronts, and surely sections could be set up for cross stitch. I'm a beginner and don't know what I'm doing but I'd rather do art than cutesy stuff. Gosh--I hope this sends!


P.S. If you're interested in the Unicorn Tapestries and Medieval subjects you might be interested in this, although the Bayeux is not at all like the richly detailed Unicorn Tapestries.
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