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Embroidery Magazine Winner and the Bayeux Tapestry


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Today’s quick little article contains two somewhat unrelated subjects: who won last week’s give-away for a collection of beautiful, new copies of Giuliana Ricama… and a fun resource for anyone who wants to get a closer look at the Bayeux Tapestry.

I’m going to be quick so that we can all tackle Monday with vim and vigor!

(If I find any vim and vigor, I’ll let you know…)

Bayeux Tapestry online

First, the Bayeux Tapestry. One of the greatest pieces of embroidery history out there!

No matter where you are in the world, you can enjoy the tapestry in pristine detail, thanks to the Bayeux Museum.

This is the official digital representation of the Bayeux Tapestry – 11th century. Credits: City of Bayeux, DRAC Normandie, University of Caen Normandie, CNRS, Ensicaen, Photos: 2017 – La Fabrique de patrimoines en Normandie.

Even though I have several excellent books on the tapestry and I enjoy looking at them and reading them, they can’t quite compare with the exquisite detail you can see when you explore this online presentation. You can scroll the whole tapestry, and you can zoom in on the details you want to see – it’s really excellent.

I’ve explored it so many times when I’ve wanted to see the details on certain panels. I love it!

If you haven’t seen it and you’re a needlework history fan, I only have one word:

Bayeux Tapestry online


Giuliana Ricama Winner

And the magazine winner randomly selected this morning is… Renee Watts! In answer to the question I posed, she’s currently stitching a very small cross stitch piece for a gift. I’ll drop you an email, Renee. Please look for it!

Wow! It was so much fun to read what everyone is doing with needle and thread these days! So many projects going on – I think it’s great. Yay for needlework!

Ok, that’s Monday for you. I have found my vim and vigor, so I’m off to work on all kinds of delectable things just for you. Enjoy the Tapestry, have a fabulous Monday, and we shall meet again later this week!


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  1. I’ve had the privilege of seeing the Bayeux Tapestry in person. . .my husband and daughter weren’t nearly as thrilled as I was; but, in the end, they did admit it was “interesting.” I called it AMAZING and I totally agree with you about going to the website to see it virtually. Thanks for sharing the information about this artwork!

  2. Thanks for posting this link to the Bayeux Tapestry! I saw it in person about 10 years ago but wasn’t really experienced enough at that point to look at it in the same way as I do now. Fun to see it again!

  3. Dear Mary

    Congratulations to Renee for winning the give-away I hope you enjoy reading the magazines. Thank you Mary for sharing the Bayeux Tapestry with us and for the links to the museum.

    Regards Anita Simmance

  4. Hi Mary!
    Thank you for telling us about this amazing historical textile piece!
    I have looked at every scene and amazed by the story told! Should I ever make it to
    France, I will add it to my list of must sees! (My husband will be so pleased!)
    Happy stitching,

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