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Stealing from the past – painting Silvia

Living in East Anglia there are many parish churches that still retain both medieval and Victorian church art. Painted rood screens and colourful stained glass provide a wealth of inspiration for my silk scarf designs. I like to steal ideas for … Continue reading

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A Wool Church – Holy Trinity, Long Melford, Suffolk

For anyone seriously interested in exquisite fifteenth-century stained glass then Long Melford in Suffolk is well worth a visit. Finished in 1484 the Great Church of the Holy Trinity contains a collection of some of the finest medieval glass in … Continue reading

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Blue Mildred goes pink

Just thought I’d share my recent re-working of a design littered with medieval rood screen motifs. This time  the new colour combination is – pink! I had originally painted a pale turquoise, mushroom and sage version (below left) and after … Continue reading

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Inspirational heritage – bows embellish Tudor stained glass

Stained glass is more than just beautiful jewel-like windows flooding interiors with shimmering dappled patches of colour. Many stained glass windows particularly those found in churches are a combination of pieces of coloured glass cut and leaded together to form … Continue reading

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Motif Combinations

Here, in East Anglia, we’ve had a ‘green’ winter – that is no significant periods of below freezing temperatures and no snow. Early March and both my clematis armandii climbers are blooming almost a month earlier than last year. I … Continue reading

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