Winnie the Pooh Version of the Bayeux Tapestry

British artist Ernest Howard Shepard became internationally famous for his illustrations included in the first edition of A. A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh.

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In 1966, Britain commemorated the nine hundredth anniversary of the Battle of Hastings, which was recorded for future generations in the 230-foot long Bayeux Tapestry. It was also, Victoria Botkin informs us, the fortieth anniversary of the publication of Winnie-the-Pooh. Shepard marked the occasion by designing a Pooh version of the Bayeux Tapestry, which you can see below:

But that was just one paper. Kate Jarman shares on Twitter that her mother has used her embroidery skills to turn Shepard’s illustration into an actual piece of fabric art.

-via Marilyn Terrell

Source: neatorama

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