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Bayeux Tapestry being recreated by primary school teacher. It is one of the most famous depictions of a key chapter in British history - telling the story of how the Normans came to vanquish King Harold and his men at the battle of Hastings. Now an artist and primary school teacher is recreating a full-scale replica of the Bayeux Tapestry stitch by painstaking stitch - including all its original flaws and mistakes. Whereas the original 70-metre long tapestry was produced by teams of skilled embroiderers Mia Hansson has only herself to rely on. Which explains why she has not only been working on the project for the past five years, but expects to be at it for another five. "I was searching for something that I can't finish in a hurry". Ms Hansson, originally from Sweden and now living in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, is drawing all the shapes and figures by freehand, using a measuring tape and calculator to scale up from photographs of the tapestry.? Jason Bye / eyevine