Dedicated Bayeux Discipline blog.

Now I'm wrting two blogs a day. This one and the dedicated Bayuex Discipline Blog. One of the meaningul things about this journey is that I have visited and photographed 95% of the places depicted on the tapestry. In the next few days I will be creating Mont Saint Michel, and in this blog I…

It’s raining it’s pouring.

It's been raining all day, great for the garden, the olive trees and the tomatoes say "thank-you" But I hate it. I don't like to look out of watery windows. Tomorrow will be better. It's the first day of Autumn and already some of the trees have turned. NO, I'm not ready for winter yet…….

Yet another costume to create

I created a different costume today.It’s hard to know, but I think it’s a form or armour.In the tapestry there are 8 different designs for the armour. It’s thought that the costume I created today could have been made from pieces of leather.This part of the Tapestry depicts Duke William and his men passing into…

It's been an amazing day today. More excitement that I can cope with and it had nothing to do with the excaped prisoners being hunted in our area.!!! I'm going to give myself an early minute tonight and have a coffee by the TV. I had to update to a new phone so I think…

It worked.

The overall effect of machine embroidering the garment has worked out well.Once constructed each image will be illustrated with pigment ink, however, I won’t do that until it’s appliqued because the thread will be dyed at the same time.I couldn’t resist trying just a little illustration, you can see how it adds depth and interest…

What are those helicopters doing?

I hope you enjoyed the coloricious video…. I was transfixed and I'm going to try it. I will use pigment inks though. Well, the helicopters have been overhead for 2 hours now. I wondered what it was there for. It used to be common place to have a helicopter go over when my son worked…

Visit Colouricious a wonderful site for Textile Artists.

Talking Threads is one of my favorite sites.  The videos are wonderul and I just found out that I can share them. Visit Myfanwy's website here to find out more about her and her work, click here. You know when you need just that right shade of colour for a certain project, well she has…

Its been done before

One of the unique things about working on a project such as this is that “it’s been done before” I’ll clarify that by saying that I don’t think anyone has made a Bayeux Quilt in its entirety before… but maybe there is one out there somewhere. I have over 20 books on the Tapestry. I’ve…

This is amazing

Simon Beck has spent a lot of time at Arc2000 in the French Alps this winter, but he hasn't been skiing. Beck spends his days doing something entirely different: making snow art. Many compare Beck's work to "crop circles," but this is not the labor of "aliens" who've chosen a wintrier medium. This "snow art"…

A few Changes

It's been a  week of ups and downs, one day I was fine, the next I was almost unable to stand and had the hot and cold shivers… I was fine the next day and then got it again the following day and so it continued. Strange. But other family members have had it too…