|During 2003 many expert were approached to undertake the
design but the results were not encouraging.
||Through the winter months of 2003/04, Chas Jones began to
investigate the design. The library and staff at the Victoria & Albert
museum were extremely helpful and even offered to let me see the earliest
images, but I used their excellent photos instead.
|We had two very good session where some of the practical issues
|What type of stitch?|
|Cloth to use?|
|Thread to use?|
|Colours to employ?|
We quickly worked out the stitch used, and it was clear that the skills
and support were available. It was also possible to estimate how long it
might take and the amount of material that would be needed.
Jan Messent is an expert on the design and iconography of the Bayeux
tapestry. She inspected and advised on the early design.
She has written some wonderful books
|Jan Messent has created a design for the final part of the Bayeux
Tapestry that had rotted.
It is now on display in the James Cook Hospital, Middlesbrough.
|The major research leading to the final images and the
overall design was produced during the winter months of 2004/05.
||John Hall of Reprotech Studios in York then had the task of
scanning and scaling the images to fit the design. All of the bars and
lines were inserted at this stage.
|The first draft of the first 3 panels is inspected.
||We were very fortunate to have Penelope Walton Rodgers from
The Anglo-Saxon Laboratory in York and her strong recommendation that we
use natural dyes which launched the dye project with the help of Val
The dying of the threads got under way in Feb 05