Battle of Hastings Bayeux Tapestry pattern chart
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This cross stitch pattern chart comes from the large pattern chart created by Frédérique Crestin-Billet evoking the Bayeux Tapestry. It depicts a particular scene of the battle of Hastings.
Here, one of the determining passages in the Battle of Hastings, with the outcome of William being crowned King of England. On the left, Odo, who as a bishop is not armed, encourages the the soldiers. On the far right, William raises his helmet to show his face to the soldiers. Having previously fallen from his horse, a rumour had spread that he had been killed and his army started to retreat. He catches up with the soldiers and proves he is alive. As everyone knows, Harold and two of his brothers were killed during this famous battle.
This scene from the Battle of Hastings is much shorter than on the original tapestry. You will notice archers in the border alongside the regrettable large number of cadavers, victims of the battle. Even if they are embroidered in reduced size, you can notice the realism of the postures of the corpses, and even the head separated from its’ torso…
This full-colour pattern chart is printed on large 60cm x 29cm sheet of paper. It is presented in a Sajou folder.
Size of motif : 355 points 95 points.
If sewn on 12 count embroidery linen: 59cm x 16cm.
To respect the historic spirit of Bayeux Tapestry, this motif should be sewn on sand coloured embroidery linen. To embroider you will need the following Laine Saint-Pierre cards: 422 x 3 - 450 x 2 - 648 x 2 - 762 x 1 - 814 x 1 - 845 x 1 - 930 x 1.
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