Hetty blue, green and peach

green silk scarf
Hetty green. Hand painted silk scarf.

Earlier this year I visited Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, where some of my work had been displayed as part of an exhibition at Smiths Row. Whilst there I took the opportunity to photograph some of the outstanding stained glass that fills the windows of St Edmundsbury Cathedral. It was the Tudor bows detail decorating part of the ‘Susannah and the Elders’ window that caught my eye.

Tudor bows – a blue version, Hetty blue.

A green and pink version.

And, the double steamed blue and peach – which I think in the end has turned out the best.



Author: agnesashe

Artisan, blogger and passionate East Anglian working from home.

3 thoughts on “Hetty blue, green and peach”

  1. I like the Hetty blue, myself! And I love how you have adapted the motif and that you got inspiration from the windows. One artist speaking to another from across so many years!

    1. I particularly like looking back at other people’s work and it’s interesting when you can see the same pattern book or studio designs being used by different artisans. There is a fair amount of medieval stained glass, mostly 15th century, that has survived in various parish churches across East Anglia and much of it was created by the Norwich School of Glass Painting.

      1. It is really interesting and touching when you find that such things as pattern books and artists communicating have existed for so long, and to see the evidence of it. Things don’t change, do they, even if they do!

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