Lady Anne's Flowers
Lady Anne Clifford grew up in Knowle House near London and later moved to Appleby Castle, just yards from our home. This design recreates a detail from a pillowe from between 1662 -1670, during her lifetime.
This generous and extravagant version of the traditional ‘Tree of Life’ design is a reflection of the new styles that prevailed in the third quarter of the 17th Century in England. The availability of beautiful wools, dyes and linen, the influence of foreign trade, and the desire and the wealth to buy exquisite embroideries all combined to create the perfect era for Crewel Work.
- Linen size: 17 x 17”
- Design size: 10 x 10 1/2”
Padded Satin, Satin Stitch, Closed Fly Stitch, Crewel Stem Stitch, Seeding Stitch, French Knots, Long & Short as ‘soft shading’, Lazy Daisy.
"This is my first foray into Crewel Work although I have sewed all my life. I am finding the videos very useful also the seat. I had to stop doing Victorian cross stitch seat covers as I was finding my hands could no longer cope. The difference with your frame and work is amazing. Very good to learn a new skill. Thank you, Merle"