I actually began the morning with a question….?
How many fields of flax would it take to make 80 meters of linen fabric.
I think I’m stumped…. I do know that the weave is fine. 18 or 19 threads per centimeter, woven in the most basic construction called "tabby" (toile in French) which alternates single horizontal and vertical threads in an over-and-under pattern.!!!!!
It took 45 kilograms (99.20 lb) of wool to embroider the Bayeux Tapestry….Now how can I photograph that.?
8 yards of embroidery wool costs around $12 and weighs 1 OZ.
There are 1,587.32 oz in a US pound. That equates to $19,047 for the amount of wool used in the Bayeux Tapestry…..That’s 38,093 feet of thread…..