Being a lover of all things Bayeux-Tapestry-related, I think it’s ok to share this article with you, even though it’s technically not about embroidery.
Well, I take that back. It is about embroidery – it’s about how a piece of embroidery from a thousand years ago helped an artisan today.
The story comes from the Daily Mail online, and it tells of a wood carver who, to overcome the grief of losing his sixteen-year-old son, turned to the Bayeux tapestry – with carving tools.
Normally, we talk about the Bayeux Tapestry worked in wool. But Jason Welch worked his version by hand in wood. Ah – the difference one letter can make!
The original article about the wood-carved Bayeux tapestry features pictures of the hand-carved wooden panels. The panels are gorgeous!
Embroidery is pretty influential stuff, isn’t it?
Hope you enjoy the article and the photos!