A square heavy linen tablecloth embroidered around the border with large colourful floral bouquets in yellow, pink, purple and blue which are separated by swirling patterns embroidered in blue.
A tablecloth partly embroidered by Edith Cavell during her period of captivity. The tablecloth was begun by a nurse, Miss Maude Horn, who had worked alongside Edith Cavell at the Berkendael Medical Institute in Brussels. Miss Horn sent the unfinished tablecloth to Edith Cavell to work on to help her pass her time in prison. The completed tablecloth was, at some point, returned to Miss Horn who kept it until her death in 1967. The cloth was bequeathed to the donor's family who had become good friends of Miss Horn over the years.