Thursday, 30 November 2006

Twenty years to recreate Bayeux Tapestry

A woman has spent 20 years recreating the Bayeux Tapestry.

Annette Banks' 5ft-long and 23in wide embroidery depicts the Norman invasion of England in 1066.

Annette, of East Finchley, North London, hopes to put the tapestry on display in a museum in the UK.

She said: "I went to Normandy in France to see the original 230ft-long tapestry and displayed mine there. The real thing made me want to make mine longer, so I made up my own ending, adding 5ft."

Now correct my maths if I'm wrong but she added 5ft to something that ended up 5ft long - so that means it was zero inches long in the first place? Well that's a surefire way to make something longer!! But why would a museum want to display an inferior imitation of the real thing?

UPDATE: apparently it's 51 ft long - read more here: