Daily Archives: May 27, 2014

Altar Frontal: embroidered dog rose or is it an eglantine?

I embroidered this rose in the absolute certainty that it was a dog rose, Rosa canina, the wild rose that clambers around English hedgerows to such delightful effect during glorious June. Nicholas Hilliard’s miniature painting, Young Man ¬†among Roses (13.5 by 7.3 cm; watercolour on vellum, c.1587) comes into my mind when I think of […]

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