Folk Art at Tate Britain – and a surprise

I really enjoyed the Folk Art Show at the Tate.  The highlight for me though was finding my Great grandfather’s name embroidered onto this anonymous circular embroidery from 1918, a piece containing the names of all the Victoria Cross recipients of WWI. If you look carefully you can see ‘D.Hunter VC’ carefully stitched in orange thread. It’s timely because of the 100 year anniversary of the War and also, for me, because I’m beginning my WWI based textile commission for the Rheged exhibition later in the year.

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I also managed to get a photo (before I was told off!) of the beautiful Bellamy Quilt, which was apparently made by the couple in the year before their marriage. It’s absolutely exquisite.

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