Edward the Confessor

Edward the Confessor, King of England Written on 27 March 2013 by Archivist in Nobility Edward the Confessor Susan Abernethy joins the Medieval Archives with another great post. Susan is the Freelance History Writer, covering topics from Ancient history to the 20th Century. Visit her blog at thefreelancehistorywriter.com. You can also like Susan on Facebook…

New books,

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…

March 31st, 2013

Edward the Confessor, King of England Written on 27 March 2013 by Archivist in Nobility Edward the Confessor Susan Abernethy joins the Medieval Archives with another great post. Susan is the Freelance History Writer, covering topics from Ancient history to the 20th Century. Visit her blog at thefreelancehistorywriter.com. You can also like Susan on Facebook…

February 15th, 2013

My friend Carolyn sent this to me this morning, Its fun to do. “This one is a bit of fun and is called the Historic Tale Construction kit.  You can make up your own story using all the images from the tapestry.  It has a page of animals, people, warriors,buildings and other things that you…

 The Alderney Tapestry A True Community Project

From the outset the aim was to create a Finale that would look as though it could have been the original ending.  The Alderney Tapestry is stitched on the same type of linen as the original and with the same sort of wools in the same colours and follows the same style as the original…

The Hands

These are some of  the hands I drew ready for applique yesterday.The hands are larger According to the status of the image. For instance the largest hand depicted in this illustration is the hand of King Edward as he received a contrite Harold who has just returned from France. Harold approaches his sovereign in an…

keeping it fresh.

Being able to continue with the momentum on the Bayeux is really important. 2 months ago I had prepared work  to finish when I returned home. I finished that yesterday and then began new drawings…The work I finished off was a little confusing to me because I had to keep referring to my drawings and…

Problem solved.

Its been 2 months since I worked physically on my project. I had  a panel of the applique prepared, but its been really hot while I’ve been away and I imagine the  studio became hot and dry. I got out the prepared applique today and found that the glue was very dry and when I…