Breila

Commission based on Siwan (Joan/Joana) daughter of King John and wife of Llewelyn ap Iorwerth (the Great). She lived in the various courts belonging to this prince of Gwynedd and was buried in Llanfaes, near Beaumaris, where a friary was built in her memory. Her coffin, with her image carved on the lid, is in the porch of St Mary’s church in Beaumaris.

‘Breila’ is an old Welsh word for wild rose.

Cotton fabrics, machine pieced then hand and machine quilted and hand beaded.

In Private Collection

  • 90cm x 90cm
  • Cotton
  • Machine piecing
  • Hand quilted
  • Free machine quilted
  • Beaded
  • Private collection