|Lady Julia Carew at her embroidery frame|
The Lethbridge sisters, Lady Julia Carew (1863-1922) and Lady Jane Cory (1864-1947) also studied with the RSN, formerly known at the Royal School of Art Needlework. They became very well known for their embroideries with which they furnished their Irish and London homes.
Working from outlines, Julia and Jane used vegetable dyes to colour their woollen and silk threads and used a modest range of stitches, including long and short, stem, satin stitch and French knots.
Julia's passion was for antique embroidery and crewel work in the Jacobean style.
|Sample of The Tree of Life at Girton College|
Jane's embroideries were more naturalistic in style and included designs by Nellie Whichelo (The Pomegranate Tree).
'Flora' and 'Pomona' are based on designs created by Edward Burne-Jones for William Morris & Co. A collection of Jane's work is now in the Te Papa museum in New Zealand.
Thank you Lynn, for giving us such a fascinating talk. The size of the wall panels is hard to comprehend but must have look amazing when hung in the splendour of their homes.