I’m contemplating a second Bayeux Tapestry project. The more I read about the tapestry – and the history of that time – the more I want to stitch a new scene from the piece.
Looking through all the different images in one of the many books I have about the Bayeux Tapestry, I’m drawn to two different scenes, each one featuring horses. However, that’s where the similarity ends.
The first is rather formal, showing Guy and Harold mounted on their horses each holding their hawk. They are riding to meet William who will meet them half way and conduct Harold back to the palace at Rouen. The hawks look like they would be fun to embroider.
The other scene shows two horsemen riding (galloping at full speed it seems!) from William back to Guy asking for the release of Harold. The action in this scene appeals, as does their flying hair!
So, dear readers, which one would you like to see come to life? And why? What appeals to you about one scene over the other? Which one would you like to learn to embroider as a future course with a kit on With Threaded Needle?