Artists and authors often look to the Middle Ages for inspiration. Both history and legend offer brave knights, epic battles, and castles full of royalty. Now, anyone can create their own medieval-style storyboards, greeting cards, or memes using an online application known as the
The new iteration of the Historic Tale Construction Kit draws its elements—beasts, buildings, and folks—from the embroidery of the famous
The functions of the Kit allow for maximum creativity. The code is public for those who wish to elaborate on the program, which we took the liberty of doing. In fact, the J.R.R. Tolkien-inspired “tapestries” seen in this post are all user generated. The text and images match beautifully as Tolkien himself drew from medieval history to create the characters and storylines of The Lord of the Rings. Even so, it should be noted that medieval fonts can lend themselves to more modern themes or perhaps to visualize the words of your favorite modern poet.
Thankfully, the physical tapestry has survived both the French Revolution and the Nazi occupation of France. Now, this new online Historic Tale Construction Kit allows another generation to experience the tapestry, learn some history, and follow their own medieval muse.
You can now create your own digital tapestry using the Historic Tale Construction Kit.
The interactive website allows users to customize elements found in the Bayeux Tapestry—including beasts, buildings, and folks.
You could lose hours playing around with this fun and free feature.
All images created using the Historic Tale Construction Kit.