Not that I need more things to do, but I found Bayeux Broderie, which sells kits based on the Bayeux Tapestry. I'm kind of grooving on their starter kit (because the book promises more patterns, mostly) or maybe a griffon? I think it makes sense to resist a temptation to jump straight to the large panel reproductions - it'd be good to get a little practice before splashing out $100+ on a kit.
Why a kit? Because graphic arts are not my strength. I find the idea of working with figures someone else has drawn onto the fabric to be appealing - a way to get them 'under my fingers' without disfiguring them by myself. Then in the future, I have this notion of doing my own 'tapestry,' maybe showing scenes from the Volsungsaga or Beowulf or something. (At 16" wide, I think this linen/cotton MARKNAD table runner is narrower than Bayeux (20") or Overhogdal, but it's already nicely hemmed!)