The design is based on three elements found throughout the Bayeux Tapestry: human and horse, vegetation, and border animal.
The design will incorporate stitches used on the hanging including laid-work for larger areas of filling, multiple rows of chain or stem stitch for smaller areas, and single lines of chain or stem stitch for definition lines and outlines. All areas, including the outlines, will be stitched in a combination of colours seen on the original, as depicted in the drawing.
The embroidery is worked on hand-woven linen fabric with naturally dyed wool threads, the closest approximation to the original materials. (The picture shows an earlier version of the design with commercially available wool and the colours may vary from hand dyed.)
List of equipment the students will need.
The piece can be worked in a 10" ring frame.
The cost of the kit will be paid to the tutor before the class, and is estimated to be £92 and P&P.