My husband and I were 'Up North' visiting family this week, on the way home we took a detour to visit Baddesley Clinton - a beautiful moated tudor house owned by the National Trust.
I was very happy to see some patchwork and a sampler in the old housekeepers room
A pretty sewing table in the Drawing Room
And some beautiful pieces of embroidery, this firescreen was in petit point in what looked like a mix of wools and silk, very effective and incredibly detailed
This one looked to be in simple long straight stitches worked in a silk chenille, on a very fine canvas. I have never seen this type of embroidery before, so I could be wrong but it was beautiful and the colours were still clear and bright. Do any of you know what this technique is called or even if it would have been a chenille thread?