Altar Frontal displayed at St Edward the Confessor, Leek. This is the same pattern as one at All Saints, Compton, designed by Richard Norman Shaw, and worked by members of the Leek Embroidery School. Only the colours are differently arranged. The darker panels in the one at All Saints allow the central cross to stand out more prominently there. The contrast is stronger than that obtained by the four narrow vertical stripes here — but tastes may differ. Photograph by Michael Critchlow, and text by Jacqueline Banerjee. You may use the image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one. [Click on the image to enlarge it.]

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Created 26 January 2016