Stealing from Tudor Artisans – Part II

Pheasant-motifLast week I posted about my discovery of a beautiful example of Tudor woodwork, the Parham fire surround.  I found the detailed carving inspirational and have developed a motif from one of the pheasants lurking in the carved vegetation.

Parham-dev

Here is more of the process shown in a few photos as the design is first outlined and then painted with dye, pink, old gold and moss green, on a handkerchief-sized piece of silk.

Silk-square-tiny

I was not convinced about the old gold so it was dropped when I expanded and transferred the design to a larger, 90 x 90 cm square silk twill scarf.

Full-more-pink-added

Moved-to-90x90

As I recently mentioned June is the month of roses and I do love a classic pink rose – I think that’s why I have been working with pink all this month.

And, the pieces are now ready to be rolled in paper and steamed for a couple of hours to fix the dyes.Pheasant-motif-Two

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About agnesashe

Artisan, blogger and passionate East Anglian working from home.
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4 Responses to Stealing from Tudor Artisans – Part II

  1. margaret21 says:

    I do love ‘watching’ you work, and having an insight into the creative process. Thank you!

  2. the pinks give it a hint of rennie mackintosh’s roses as well, it’s lovely

    • agnesashe says:

      Oh thanks for that. I thought the combination of black lines and pink reminded me of Mackintosh a bit when I’d finished, didn’t think anybody else would notice! ☺️

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