The Bed Work

The Bronte Bed  © 2015-2016

Click here: BronteBed_TxtSpecs_120416rev_FINALsmll.pdf to download a PDF of the complete text, specs and bibliography.

Antique wood doll bed

10” (H) x 10 1/2” (W) x 15” (L)


Sham Pillowcase w/Pillow front
(vintage green jacquard fabric)
8” (W) x  4 1/2” (L)


Bedspread
(vintage green jacquard fabric)
24” (W) x 21” (L)

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if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me:
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This small bed is my response to the daily lives Charlotte, Emily, Anne and Branwell Brontë led in the Parsonage. The siblings – especially the sisters – shared much of their domestic space, working together in the kitchen, writing in the dining room, sleeping in the same bedrooms and sometimes beds. The quotes embroidered on the bed and bed clothes are taken from their letters, diary entries, poems and novels.

This piece is part of the Bronte Parsonage Museum’s 200th Birthday Celebrations, starting with Charlotte Bronte’s birthday in 2016. You can read more about the exhibition, “Charlotte Great and Small” and the Bronte’s bicentenary year at their website.

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Charlotte Quilt front

(Hand pieced cotton quilt, designed and hand quilted by author and Bronte Parsonage Museum 2016 creative partner, Tracy Chevalier. Digitally embroidered text.)

17” (W) x 16” (L)

Charlotte Quilt front


Pillowcase w/Pillow front


Bedspread back side

Blanket 1 [Emily] front

(vintage pink wool blanket with hand sewn binding) 

18” (W) x 18” (L)

Pillowcase and Pillow back

Charlotte Quilt back

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10” (H) x 10 1/2” (W) x 15” (L)

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Pillow front (vintage cotton sheet with digitally printed Bronte School flyer image, cotton batting stuffing) 

6 1/2” (W) x 3 1/2” (L)

Pillowcase front (vintage cotton sheet)
7 1/2” (W) x 4” (L)

Pillow back

Pillowcase back

Charlotte Quilt back

Bottom Sheet [Emily/Anne] front


Top Sheet back

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Sham Pillow front (vintage cotton sheet with ink jet printed house image, cotton batting stuffing) 7” (W) x 4” (L)

Sham Pillowcase front (vintage green jacquard fabric)
8” (W) x 4 1/2” (L)

Sham Pillow back

Sham Pillowcase back

Blanket 1 [Branwell] Front


Blanket 1 back

Blanket 2 [Branwell] front

(vintage Esmond Slumberest lavender/green wool blanket with hand sewn binding) 

18” (W) x 18” (L)

Blanket 2 back

Top Sheet [Anne] front

(vintage white cotton bed sheet) 

18” (W) x 19 1/2” (L)


Blanket 2 [Branwell] back

Mattress Cover front

(vintage white cotton bed sheet
with bottom opening)
 

11 1/2” (W) x 15” (L)


Bottom Sheet back

Bottom Sheet [Emily/Anne] front

(vintage white cotton bed sheet
with digitally printed Bronte School
flyer image)
 

15 1/2” (W) x 18” (L)

Bottom Sheet [Emily/Anne] back

Mattress Cover front

(hand tied cotton fabric, stuffed
with cotton batting)
 

10 1/2” (W) x 14 1/2” (L) x 1/2” (H)


Mattress Cover back

Mattress Cover back

Additional 200th Bicentennial Quilts for Branwell (2017) , Emily (2019), and Anne Bronte (2020)

Branwell Quilt front

(Cotton fabric, hand bound with ink jet printed image on silk satin, hand embroidered flowers and quilting.)

17” (W) x 16” (L)

Branwell Quilt back

(Digitally embroidered text, hand embroidered leaves and quilting.)

Emily Quilt back

(Digitally embroidered text, hand embroidered heather plants and quilting.)

Emily Quilt front

(Cotton fabric, hand bound with ink jet printed image on cotton, hand embroidered flowers and image text.)

17” (W) x 16” (L)

Emily Quilt front detail

(Hand embroidered text on ink jet printed diary page image.)

Anne Quilt front

(Cotton fabric with ink jet printed diary page image on cotton, machine embroidered text.

Hand pieced quilt with cotton fabric pieces from Charlotte, Branwell and Emily quilts.
Hand bound and tied, cotton batting stuffing).

17” (W) x 16” (L)

Anne Quilt back

(Digitally embroidered text, hand embroidered Queen Anne Lace flowers, leaves and quilting.

Hand bound and tied, quilted with Yorkshire moors’ sheep wool and cotton batting stuffing.)

Anne Quilt front detail

Anne Quilt front detail

Anne Quilt back detail

Anne Quilt back detail