68cm x 144cm
The skeleton of King Richard III was found under a carpark in Leicester in 2013.
Hand-dyed cotton sateen and silk velvet.
Hand and quilted on a domestic sewing machine.
20th anniversary invited EPM exhibition.
20th Carrefour Europeen de Patchwork, France
In 2013 archaeologists discovered the remains of King Richard III under a Leicester carpark, not far from where I now live. This Plantagenet King was killed in the Battle of Bosworth Field in August 1485, a bloody battle which ended the Wars of the Roses and put Tudor King Henry VII on the throne of England. I have marked this moment of significant historical discovery by the creation of my piece called ‘Vertebrae’.