2nd August marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Beryl Dean. She died in 2001 but her remarkable work lives on at St George’s Chapel and other places in her embroidery and related work.
Between 1969 and 1974 Beryl Dean made 5 panels to hang in the Rutland chantry, one of the side chapels within St George’s Chapel. On a background of especially woven linen and lurex she used a variety of techniques such as applique, drawn thread and pulled work. The five panels now hang in a special cabinet in the Ambulatory to protect them from too much light and dust. One panel is always on display and others can be seen on request to the Chapel staff. The work was commissioned by the Friends of St George’s and the Descendants of the Knights of the Garter to mark the Chapel’s quincentenary in 1975.
The five panels depict the annunciation, the visitation, the adoration of the magi, the temptation in the wilderness and the miracle at Cana.
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