Bayeux Behind the Scenes – Mia’s Bayeux Tapestry Colouring Book Vol.II
May I present my second Bayeux Tapestry book, this time with many of the drawings depicting life behind the scenes, drawn in Bayeux style. Some are humorous, while others are more plausible. You will find twelve original tapestry images as well, those that didn’t make it into the first book While making my first book, Mia’s Bayeux Tapestry Colouring Book, I realised how much I love this way of drawing and I didn’t want to stop once I had filled the agreed quota. Flicking through my reference book, David M Wilson’s The Bayeux Tapestry, I spotted items and figures that could easily be placed in alternative situations. Images could be mixed and matched to create different scenes, and a general shape could be used to make a completely new image. That’s how the behind the scenes drawings were born. Throughout the book you will find my musings about the images and the ideas behind them, attached to a very loose timeline with plenty of references to the original tapestry. Please bear in mind that I’m not a historian. The basics are only mentioned to make sense of the pictures. Should any part of the drawings have been taken from or inspired by the original, there is information about that too. Following the first part is a small second section in which I present my drawings of some well-known fairytales inspired by various scenes on the tapestry, which only goes to show how far your imagination can take you! Enjoy!
For ease of photocopying, the images have been arranged on the page with suitable margins, and no page numbers appear on the image pages (for reference, there are numbers on the opposite pages). Due to the narrative that goes along with each image, the images don’t take up a whole page. The PDF version of the book includes extra pages on which each image has been reproduced a second time without the narration so they are at full A4 size.
Permission is given for individuals to reproduce and use the images in Bayeux Behind the Scenes in any medium or format for their own non-commercial purposes, such as photocopying for family or small educational group sessions, personal arts and crafts hobbies, or for making gifts. Attribution should be given to the creator, Mia Hansson, and people should communicate to others that they may not then further share the images, or use them for any commercial purpose. Use your imagination and enjoy!
Commercial Use: Use of the images for any commercial purpose will need permission. For permission requests, in the first instance please contact us here at Eyrie Press. Whether your request is for a micro craft business, a not-for-profit organisation, or a larger commercial enterprise, we will be happy to discuss.