Today I proudly present a really awesome and outstanding project of a friend of mine and a great artisan to you:
Honor was my very first queen at my very first SCA event in summer 2004.
I will never forget my very first court – when the people who attend this SCA event for the very first time were asked to step forward to receive a small gift, there were too many people and not enough gifts, therefore she took off some of her own jewellery and gave it to the people waiting in front of her without hesitation – so much generosity and kindness – she is and, I am sure, will always be my favourite queen and my ideal concerning generosity and kindness. …and I was also very glad that I was able to take this nice picture of her.
I was very happy to got to know her better at several events – btw. I was really amazed when I saw her standing in the kitchen and helping the kitchen crew at University 2004 – how often can you see a queen helping out in the kitchen? …and I have a photo which can prove it *lol*
As far as I remember Honor told me at the Hansa Challenge event (February 2006) that she is going to learn the Bayeux Stitch (photo on the right side was taken at the event) and I am really happy about the lovely result which I may present to you today.
…and now some thoughts of Honor about the project:
The reason for the project was to make a tapestry in the style of the Bayeux for our home and we decided to chronicle our reign. The finished product is about 22 feet long and hangs in our den. It is DMC cotton on Linen – mostly because I am allergic to wool. I know there are a lot of colors and things which are out of place in a Bayeux style… like the pink bunny, but there are reasons for each thing there and much is to honour special people. I also wanted something more colorful for my home than the original Bayeux tapestry has to offer.
I hope you enjoy the following photos of her project as much as I do