[HNW] Bayeux Tapestry

Sarah Ketley pixieleigh7 at yahoo.com.au
Thu Jun 3 21:07:26 PDT 2010

Thank you for suggestion the Paternayan wool. Much appreciated!!! I hadn't considered it.
Now you mention it, a book i was reading the other day mentioned the beauty of Persian wool thread.
Mary Corbet's site does a comparision of that (thanks for the link but i have looked at that one sooooo many times as i muse over the decision.)

I have found a supplier in the US, will now hunt for an Aussie supplier, and then work out if it is cheaper to buy in aus, or get it posted from the US.
You might be surprised to find that getting it shipped half way round the world is often cheaper.

Janina : did you use the colours from the tapestry?? If you did, i would greatly appreciate knowing which ones, even if you can remember one or two.
then maybe i can cross match :-)

Thanks again all, its so nice that people from all over the world can chat about this. Especially such a nutty topic as a re-creation of a embroidery scene that is hundreds of years old :-)

I'm glad i have my little cotton one to keep me going. will post more pictures to my blog over the weekend. I have done more and i'm rather happy with my baby step efforts :-)

Happy stitching everyone

Sarah / Constance

From: Janina Krakowska <janina.krakowska at gmail.com>
To: Historic Needlework <h-needlework at lists.ansteorra.org>
Sent: Thu, 3 June, 2010 11:30:42 PM
Subject: Re: [HNW] Bayeux Tapestry

I have found that Paternayan Persian Wool Yarn is much closer to the size of thread that the Bayeux was originally stitched with. At least that is what was needed when I created an element from the border that looked essentially identical to an image that was blown up to full size. The Medici yarn is finer, and would work well for a reduced scale piece.

And as to color, while the yarn may have changed color over time, there was still a limited palate in use. So this should limit the expense.

I hope that your friend is able to find the supplies she needs and has a wonderful time with her project.  I particularly love this stitch for vivid and sturdy work.

Janina Krakowska
Baroness Storvik
Kingdom of Atlantia

On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 9:30 PM, Velvet Claw <a_velvet_claw at yahoo.com.au> wrote:

Greetings :-)
>>I have a friend that wants to reproduce some of the Bayeux Tapestry. She has some of, and loves Rennaisance wools, but getting an entire set for the Tapestry is out of her price range. I'm giving her a hand gathering information and supplies.
>>Would anyone be able to suggest a substitute wool that's a bit cheaper? I don't think she's going to do it on 54 count linen like the original, but it will be on a high count linen, and will need to have the right sort of colours (as if naturally dyed - I imagine all actual naturally dyed wools are expensive)
>>Note that we're both in Lochac
>>best regards
>>Megan/Elmsley Rose
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>H-needlework at lists.ansteorra.org

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