Wolf Hall Embroidery - this weekend!

This weekend, Renaissance Silkwork will be displaying traditional 16th Century blackwork items made for the recent Wolf Hall series.

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Wolf-Hall-Embroidery-Kentwell-Hall.jpgThe BBC’s adaptation of Wolf Hall involved a number of Kentwell Tudors in various production roles including costume and weapons. Two of these Tudors, expert needlewomen Apple Ivory and Mally Ley, will be at Kentwell Hall this weekend to talk about the adaptation and displaying intricate traditional blackwork props made for the series.

Patrick Phillips, owner of Kentwell said:
“Of course Wolf Hall should have been filmed at Kentwell, one of the few houses exactly contemporary with the times illustrated! Nonetheless, Kentwell was in a sense present as a number of Kentwell's regular Tudor re-enactors had significant roles in the production from assistant producer, to costumiers and artefacts provision. Many of those who have participated in Kentwell Re-Creations have acquired great period skills which are much sought after for costume dramas and films."

Head to the parlour to learn more about the history and technique of this intricate art and meet the ladies behind the creations.

The house will be open from 11am - 4pm.

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