There are times when I’m unable to work on my major Project, “The Bayeux Tapestry to Quilt” (to be honest, lots of time)
But I have a lot of extra curricular work with this project so I can take work with me on the road.
I have reference books on my Ipad and I’ve just taken delivery of 3 new books.
The Handfasted Wife, The story of Edith Swanneck beloved with of Harold Godwinson – by Carol McGrath.
The man behind the Bayeux Tapestry. Odo William the Conquerors Half-brother by Trevor Rowley.
The Bayeux Tapestry, New Approaches. Proceedings of a conference at the British Museum.
The three books are very different, one is a novel and the other two are reference books.
I write in my books, I make notes and then add the notes to the computer. It annoys my husband… he doesn’t cope with the scribbles in new books.
I’ve really only had time to look at the New Approaches book and I find it fascinating.
“The Tapestry seems to have been commissioned by someone who wanted to put both sides of the argument, who was concerned with validating the Norman Victory, yet still expressed some understanding of the English position.
It is interesting that the chosen medium was embroidery rather than say, illumination wall painting or carving.
Edith Godwinson, widow of King Edward, sister of King Harold, friend of King William fulfils all the requirements and, in addition, had particular expertise in embroidery.”