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Book of The Season

How many ships are there on The Bayeux Tapestry? It depends on if you count only complete ships, or also add the half-ships. Do you count the one that may be a boat, as it doesn't have a mast? How about the little ones, sailing at borderland height? You'd better do the counting yourself. They are all mentioned in this book. Well, perhaps not all of the borderland ones, but they barely count anyway.

How is a Bayeux Tapestry ship made? It depends on if you mean the construction of the actual ship depicted on the masterpiece or the creation of the embroidered vessel. Both versions are covered in this book.

This is Part 4 of Mia's Bayeux Tapestry Musings - Ships. We have now left the basic behind us and from now on, the series will look at the images in themed volumes, starting with the sea vessels.

In this book, we will study each and every ship on The Bayeux Tapestry in detail, zooming in and out and discover details that may have been hidden for hundreds of years. We are going to look, really LOOK at things.

I will talk you through the process of creating these ships, from pins on a blank stretch of fabric, to a fully-fledged ship with a flag at the top of the mast. By the way, did you know that one of those flags is in the shape of a bird?

There is so much that I would like to tell you about the ships and about this book, but I'm going to let you find out in your own time. All I'm going to say is, enjoy!

Mia's Bayeux Tapestry Musings

Book Details and Where To Find It

Mia's Bayeux Tapestry Musings - Ships has been translated to Swedish, Mia's Tankar om Bayeuxtapeten - Skepp, and both versions are available on your chosen Amazon site. I have left handy buttons with links to the English, American and Swedish sites on this page, as those are the most commonly used ones.

The English edition is also available for Kindle, but the Swedish one isn't. Sorry about that. 

Should you fancy the other three currently available parts of this series, they are also available on Amazon. Part one - Material, Colours & Equipment / Material, Färger & Detaljer - is green, Part two - Swinging the Needle / Nålen i Arbete - is red and Transfer, Shapes & Features / Överföring, Former & Detaljer - is yellow. For those who prefer a chunky book (chunk is good), I have also bundled all three of the first parts into one volume - Making a Bayeux Tapestry Replica, Basics / Att Återskapa Bayeuxtapeten, Grunderna. This book is light green and should be easy to find. Please note that Ships / Skepp isn't included in this collection volume.

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