In this second shot I have superimposed the proposed
digital artwork on the embroidery to give a better idea of how the finished article may look, although the design is still evolving as time goes on.
Click on the image above for a closer look and to see the characters and places labelled.
I should make it clear at this point that we are not setting out to make a reproduction of a real artefact here. Although the Vikings and Saxons did use embroidery, it would have rarely been used in this sort of quantity.
The intention is to create a visual aid for story telling and as such the design contains elements from many of the important stories that create an arc from the Norse creation myth to the prophesy of Ragnarok at it’s end. It serves
as a mind map of sorts to a fantastic world, populated by gods and giants, elves and dwarves, dragons and other spiritual creatures.
This will be used as part of our education work when it is finished.