A Victorian Neo Norman castle for the Iron Baron of Merthyr Tydfil used as a school and now a museum.
The state rooms on the ground floor were refurbished in different styles. The entrance hall in Medieval gothic, the drawing room in Empire, the round tower in Regency and the music room in High Victorian. Each room required dressed curtains and period influenced fabric in wool and linen.
The fabric designed and woven for the entrance hall have mythical flowers encircling the family coats of arms woven in wool and linen. In the drawing room a small simple motif of a flower is woven in wool in lilac on a lemon ground echoing the light soft empire style framing the white cotton muslin drapes on the windows. The round tower in strong Regency colours woven in wool with daisy chains winding up to the carved decorative celling and the imposing crystal chandelier. In the music room with its celling of dancing greek maidens, the theme of wine, women and song is captured in the vines, birds and grapes depicted in wool, woven in deep moody colours on the curtains and window seats.
Each design capturing a moment in the castles history.