I have wanted to visit Hampton Court Palace for as long as I can remember, so was made up when my partner took me there on Valentines day. It was even more phenomenal than I imagined. Unfortunately we didnt find the school of needlework until it was closed, that was a shame because it was a section that we were both looking forward to seeing. But we explored all of the inside and the courtyard and were both taken aback by how stunning it was. We really had a lovely day and I was really shocked by even the idea of going, a pure surprise 🙂 Nearly every room we went into had absolutely stunning tapestries hanging from the walls, in some rooms every wall had a tapestry covering it. It was really awe inspiring to find out that these masterpieces were each made on looms by a team of 11 people per tapestry and took around a year to make. Puts a new meaning to patience! Although photo’s don’t do them justice, I thought Id give it a try and share them with you. As well as the amazing history of the place, it is definately a place worth going for any needlecraft enthusiast, it is certainly humbling.
Beautiful aren’t they?