This dramatic panel was inspired by Shakespeare’s plays on the Wars of the Roses, and shows Yorkist white roses and the yellow broom flowers that gave the Plantagenets their name.
Continuing the connection with the stage, the deep burgundy fabric comes from a vintage theatre curtain, given new life as the background for this piece.
Entirely hand embroidered, Plantagenet Wreath is worked in shaded long and short stitch using stranded cotton. It was stitched onto a sheer fabric, then carefully cut out and applied to a background of deep red velvet.
Panel size (framed): 42 cm x 43 cm (16.5″ x 17″)