1066: A Medieval Mosaic A Modern Bayeux Tapestry

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This week I went to see the exhibition 1066: A Medieval Mosaic,a modern version of Bayeux Tapestry which appropriately is being held in Hastings, East Sussex. Although this is nowhere near as old as the original the colours have been chosen sympathetically in keeping with the original.

 

Michael Linton (Pictured above) along with his daughter created this wonderful masterpiece using steel. I was lucky enough to talk to Michael about his creation and even held a small piece of steel mosaic!

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The total mosaic is 64 metres long and weighs 450 kg.

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The last two panels which had been lost sometime ago had been lovingly researched so they were able to finish the Bayeux Tapestry as accurately as possible and show William I being crowned (Pictured Above)

The exhibition is being held at St Mary’s in the castle crypt, Hastings and is there till 28th October 2016. Check out their website here http://stmaryinthecastle.co.uk/events/#exhibitions

It is free entry but you can contribute a donation.

Meet Amelia my blog mascot!!


For my birthday yesterday I received this Our Generation Doll. You may be thinking why I wanted a doll and that’s because in the next few months I will be learning knitting, hand sewing and machine sewing so I can make a whole wardrobe of clothes for her. It’s also a good excuse for me to learn these crafts I’ve wanted to know how for a long time. 

Stay tuned for Amelia’s new outfits!!

Sunday Sewing 14/8/16


I haven’t done any work on my cross stitch projects for months now but now it’s August I thought I better start on some Christmas presents. So I’m going to try and keep up my sewing and chose Sunday as a day I’m not too busy

Book Review: Great Expectations

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I have finally got round to reading my first Charles Dickens Novel! This was also partially inspired by watching the TV series Dickensian at Christmas and falling in love with Arthur Havisham (played by the gorgeous Joseph Quinn)

I did wonder if I would find it heavy going and difficult to read due to when it written but luckily I found it easy to read.

As you follow Pip’s journey through life from being poor to rich and somewhat poor again I would have hoped he would have made better choices with his money especially as Magwitch had worked so hard to raise that fortune for him.

I also hadn’t realised how small a part Arthur had in Great Expectations but I still relished reading about him though I would have liked reading pre his ill health.

Although Miss Havisham is alive for the majority of Great Expectations she still manages to act as a spectre over Pip.

I give it 5/5 and will be reading the rest of Charles Dickens work soon!

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