Lady Bardolph’s embroidery

We have had a lovely start to the new re-enactment season with our first show at Bolsover Castle. The weather was really good – we have all come back glowing with red noses – not bad for April! We had about 800 people attend today which is very good so thank you to everyone who came including my friend Ange and her partner Paul.

It was brilliant to be round the camp fire last night . It was a bit chilly last night but only to be expected this early in the year and I had the joy of cooking the first lot of bacon and sausage  butties outdoors of the year. I absolutely love camping!!!!!!

My good friend Lady Bardolph was there (also known as Lyn) and I was really pleased to see her as she has been in hospital for a major operation so it was lovely to see her looking so well. She has a new medieval tent which she had made all the hangings and bed covers for and also had the most beautiful heraldic embroidery that she had done over winter.

This is Lady Bardolph in all her finery.

Lady Bardolph at Bolsover Castle
Lady Bardolph at Bolsover Castle

She is wearing a blue brocade underdress and a red velvet surcoat over that. Her head dress is  a red velvet torque which you can see in detail below.

The torque showing the braiding and beading detail
The torque showing the braiding and beading detail

Below are pictures of hers and her husband’s heraldry in embroidery . These have been stitched on linen using mainly satin stitch – the detail is wonderful! These hang in her new tent.

Lord Bardolph's heraldry
Lord Bardolph's heraldry
Detail of the griffon at the top of the crest
Detail of the griffon at the top of the crest
Lady Bardolph's heraldry
Lady Bardolph's heraldry
Detail of the swan on the crest
Detail of the swan on the crest

Am off to bed very soon as am very pleasantly tired but very happy – have a busy week ahead at work and then we are off again on Friday to South Wales for another event over the Bank Holiday weekend. Have just put up my Events 2009 page – not complete yet but it does gives details of the Wales event and the next May Bank Holiday one so do visit and remember to come and say hello if you visit one of our shows!

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