This is one of my most favorite paintings by the wonderful John William Waterhouse, and one of the most popular pieces in the Tate Gallery in London, where I was lucky enough to see it in person. We were so excited to adapt it to needlepoint! Since the painting hangs in our house we decided to do a comparison, so check them out side by side!
This one would look beautiful done in wool as a wall hanging. Plus, I like the idea of Waterhouse's Lady of Shalott being stitched as a tapestry, since both he and his contemporary William Morris (who made tapestry popular) were heavily influenced by Arthurian legend.