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Sunday, 14 October 2012

Tudor House Interior

This is the ground floor of the Tudor house; a view to the window wall on the left. In the rear is a trestle table with a table carpet and some other embroideries. Samples of blackwork are in the small chest, which doubles as a table. In the foreground is the frame, on which one of the ladies of the house is commencing another piece of embroidery. The floor is partly painted tiles liberated from a monastery, and partly beaten earth.

 This is a view of the kitchen and living quarters. On the right is the stairwell going down, on the left the one going up. There is now a fire in the fireplace, so this photo will have to be replaced at some point!

The upper floor is the bedroom. There is a trundle bed under the canopied bed, and a cradle for the baby. The older lady has her carding at hand; the carding combs are based on a Viking version found near York in the U.K. The spindle is in the basket, and a footwarmer stands ready in case it gets cold.


  1. So glad to see you blogging. Love this piece although pictures don't do it justice.

  2. I love your embroidery. This is the first thing that strikes my attention! Natalia