MONDAY
Forum
TUESDAY
Interiors and Exteriors
WEDNESDAY
Portraits
THURSDAY
Art and Design
FRIDAY
Fashion
SUNDAY
Objects and Antiquities

Thursday, March 15

THE BAYEUX TAPESTRY


I was always transfixed when the Bayeux Tapestry showed up in Art History class.  Not really a tapestry, in which the design is woven directly into the fabric, but wool embroided on linen, it has a murky past, but has been dated at 1070.  Measuring an impressive 230  feet long, it chronicles the Norman conquest of England.  At my most romantic I fantasize that perhaps I participated in the making of this great work in a past life.  At my most practical I get to work and try to live up to the example of these Medieval seamstresses.

Here you see a tea towel version of the Bayeux Tapestry by Ulster Weavers.  The Ulster logo inevitably shows up when I'm appreciating the design of a tea towel or plasticized cotton tote. Their current collection is, I'm afraid, not up to their usual high standards.

No comments:

Post a Comment