Samples of the three needlework panels were made about 1569-84 by Mary, Queen of Scots and Bess of Hardwick during the time of Mary’s imprisonment at Tutbury Castle. The small applique panels are worked in cross-stitch or tent-stitch with mottos, and motifs and scenes taken from woodcuts in contemporary books of natural history. Featured at Oxburgh Hall.
Commission #11: Family at the Beach, by Luke Haynes.
Initially, I was attracted to the big blocks of color and the whole piece quilting in this gorgeous example of textile art. But, later, I realized there are images of people in the quilt stitches. When I went to the source and read about this beautiful quilt, I discovered that this is a picture of THE BACK! WOW. Click on the picture to go read about it yourself.