Ely Knot April 02, 2015 22:58

 

 

 

 

  

I was commissioned by Ely Cathedral to replicate one of the thirty goldwork and silkwork Ely Knots found on a cope in their collection dating from the 14th Century . My brief was to create a piece which would demonstrate what the embroidery would have looked like when it was first made. Detailed research was required in order for me to replicate this in a way using similar techniques to those used in the 14th Century. The piece drew much attention while it was on display during an exhibition held at the cathedral which showcased ecclesiastical embroidery.