a right royal embroidery

I have long been meaning to try a few applique/embroidery pictures of buildings. I had initially intended to start with our own humble home, but after recently visiting Prince Charles’ residence of Highgrove I felt inspired to set my sights a little higher. Photography is understandably not allowed in the grounds of Highgrove House and, although I loved every minute of the tour, I was itching to record the place somehow…and so here is my first building portrait (I don’t think my beach hut pictures and bags count!).

highrove - 1

highrove - 2This is the view along thyme walk (the thymes having been planted by HRH Prince Charles himself, our guide informed us!). I really loved making this picture and my head is full of ideas for more!

The gardens at Highgrove are amazing – each ‘room’ has a different feel and the attention to detail is incredible. What I wouldn’t give to be allowed free reign to wander around the gardens one early morning with my camera…!

8 thoughts on “a right royal embroidery

  1. Marie September 28, 2014 / 10:23

    Sue that is just lovely!! Great work 🙂 is it all by hand? or a bit of free motion?

    • deereyme September 28, 2014 / 10:48

      Thanks Marie – it is all free motion, no hand stitching at all (which feels a bit like cheating…)

      • Marie September 28, 2014 / 14:02

        Ooh no, I’ve had a bash and it takes a lot of control to get good results! Looks super.

  2. Anonymous October 5, 2014 / 12:55

    Where is your shop in Bath? Just read about it in the WI magazine.

  3. Simone October 7, 2014 / 09:46

    That’s gorgeous Sue, have you seen Anne Mieke Mein’s work?

    • deereyme October 18, 2014 / 08:56

      Thanks Simone. I hadn’t seen Anna Mieke Mein’s work but have now googled her and wow!! Her work is amazing!

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