The Art of Darkness

Fun Time-Waster

October 28th, 2014 by Cobwebs

NeedlepointI was recently trying to find the original source for this embroidered wall hanging (no luck, sadly), and stumbled upon the Historic Tale Construction Kit. It is kind of awesome.

It’s apparently been around for a while; the original kit was created as a Flash application by German students Bj√∂rn Karnebogen and Gerd Jungbluth. Programmer Johannes Jander ported it to HTML/Javascript, giving it new life on more platforms. It allows you to drag a selection of images from the Bayeaux Tapestry onto a “linen” background, arrange them as desired, and add text in an appropriate font.

Mental Floss has a roundup of some of the resulting images, and there are plenty more around the web. I was amused by this and this in particular.

If you’re feeling particularly ambitious, use your custom image as a template for an actual embroidery piece. Otherwise, simply share and enjoy.

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5 Responses

  1. Pixel Pixie Says:

    It is notoriously difficult to grow fucks in fields. Growing them indoors, in pots, sometimes works, but it is still a rather harrowing task. I’ve given up and have no fucks to give.

  2. Mim Says:

    Excellent doge tapestry!

  3. Kathy White Says:

    I’ve saved this with the idea of doing one for my daughter and her partner for Christmas (Halloween for Jesus!). It’s brilliant, no question.

  4. saw Says:

    And here I’ve been pondering what to put on the frame for my living room….I ponder no more

    Oddly when looked into I found some grave yard themed ones

  5. xJane Says:

    lol @ Pixel Pixie.

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