Jane the Quene, 2018
100cm x 45cm
Inspired by a heart-rendering letter from Lady Jane Dudley to her sister, written before her execution in 1554.
Vintage French linen and printed papyrus. Embellished by some screen printing and fabric painting.
Free motion machine quilted.
In Print : Contemporary Quilt challenge 2018 (juried)
Exhibited at Forge Mill Needle Museum and then on tour including Quiltfest in Llangollen, 2019
Intrigued as I am in local history and particularly the Tudor times, I have read widely about the monarchs of this period. Jane Dudley, formerly Lady Jane Grey, was born in Bradgate House a short distance from my home. She was a very brave young lady, only 16 years old when she was executed, and whilst imprisoned in the Tower of London she wrote a letter to her sister. With the permission of the British Library who now has this letter I have stitched her tender loving words into a vintage French linen sheet.