The Staffordshire Millennium Embroideries

Created by Sylvia M Everitt MBE
 
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Fourteenth Century Panel

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Index
12th century
13th century
14th century
15th century
16th century
17th century
18th century
19th century
20th century
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Kings who ruled

Edward II reigned 1307 - 1327. The first Prince of Wales. Married Isabel of France. He was forced to abdicate in favour of his grandson and then murdered

Edward III reigned 1327 - 1377. Married at the ahe of sixteen to Philippa of Hainault who was fourteen. Thier son was Edward known as the Black Prince who died before his father in 1376

Richard II reigned 1377 - 1399. Son of the Black Prince, he was ten years old when he acceded to the throne on the death of his grandfather. He was forced to abdicate and the crown was seized by his cousin Henry IV - another grandson of Edwatd III

As with the eleventh century, the thirteen began and ended with a king who came to a questionable end. Edwatd II in 1327 and Richard II in 1399 were both forced from their thrones and then met unnatural deaths

 

Sylvia's embroidery notes

Do not embroider onto a red background unless you really have to, it is very tiring on the eyes. I loved doing the strap work on all the panels and thios one, I think, is my favourite.

The cathedral is embroidered directly onto the 12 count canvas which does not give a great deal of definition so I was very pleased with the amount of archoitectural and three dimensional detail I managed to capture.

This was the first panel on which I unpicked and replaced a cameo, Original postcards show a famine schene whereas the final panel shows the Whittington \Manor.

Several people have asked me for the motifs I have taken off, but unpicking is a destructive process and reduces the cameos to tatters.

From Sylvia's photo album
Henry Sandon with the Staffordshire Millennium Embroideries
Antiques Roadshow guru Henry Sandon met Sylvia when she was displaying the Embroideries in September 1998 in Dudley Town Hall. The photograph shows Henry standing in front of the 16th century panel which was nearing completion at the time. Henry was delighted with Sylvia's imaginitive portrayal of Staffordshire's history and described the Embroidery panels as 'an antique of the future'. When he was preparing to leave, he suddenly turned back to Sylvia and said 'My dear, they're begging for a book' - author and public speaker Dianne Mannering was amongst the people who had been listening to Sylvia's talk about the history of Staffordshire illustrated with the as yet incomplete set of Embroidery panels and she heard Henry's remark, the rest, as they say, is history. Dianne's book Sylvia M Everitt's Staffordshire Millennium Embroideries was published in time for the unvieling of the Embroideries by James Hawley the Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire at Burton Museum on 2nd January 2000.

 

 

 

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