Henry VII, of the House of Lancaster, married Elizabeth of York helping to settle finally the Wars of the Roses: Red Lancastrian Rose versus White Yorkshire Rose. The symbol of the resulting House of Tudor was a combination of the two colors which became known as the Tudor Rose. These colors are reflected in the quilt. Techniques include burn marks on natural colour silk and red brocade quilted with copper thread. Inspiration for the Rose and Tudor couple is from historical artifacts and stonework at Cambridge University.

Artist: Sandy Snowden

website: www.sandysnowden.com

© 2010 Sandy Snowden

Tudor Rose