More Tatton pics – this time with stitching!

I ahve some more pics of the stitching at Tatton to share with you. There are also some more pics of the armour and battle.

Stitching first! The Old Hall was occupied continuously from the 15th Century so the display reflect this as various rooms are decorated in period style. Upstairs all the earlier rooms have been restored and this room is typical of the Jacobean period complete with reproduction crewel work bed curtains.

Crewel bed hangings
Crewel bed hangings
Detail of the hangings
Detail of the hangings

This is a typical tree of life design and is beautifully worked. The volunteer looking after the room didn’t know anything about crewel work so I was telling him about various aspects of the design – hopefully he found it useful!

Downstairs there were Victorian rooms with some beautiful whitework laid out on one of the beds.

Whitework garments and pillow covers
Whitework garments and pillow covers

I find it incredible that such fine work was done on everyday garments – one of the items on display was a child’s pinafore which had obviously been well used judging by the stains on it!

Whitework detail on the nightgown
Whitework detail on the nightgown

We also watched the firearms and cannon display by The Company of Ordnance, there are usually these weapons on the battlefield but we are the other side of the field from them for safety reasons during the battle so it is nice to see them close up.

This is Bucket lighting the cannon – pity we don’t have sound cos it’s very loud! Bucket is a very talented embroiderer as well as making things go bang – you can just see the blue bag hanging from his belt with a heraldic horse on it.

Bucket making the cannon go BOOM!
Bucket making the cannon go BOOM!

Esme, one the kids, was taking pics on the Sun so we got some really good photos. Here is one of the guys all ready for battle.

All ready for battle
All ready for battle
Ellie and I on the battlefield
Ellie and I on the battlefield
Keith after the battle
Keith after the battle

 I think this is a great shot – very atmospheric!

One of the battle flags
One of the battle flags
And finally a pic that sums up what I love about reenactment – sitting round the camp fire late at night just mellowing!
The campfire
The campfire

 Hope you all have a good week!

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One thought on “More Tatton pics – this time with stitching!

  1. Hi Alison, I got your details for the ASOE exchange, I had to have them resent as I didn’t get the original email. I also think I know what to make up for you in the exchange but I still have to go through my stash and have a good look.
    Looking forward to the exchange with you. Regards LISA V.

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