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William Morris Acanthus

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William Morris Acanthus rug and cushion

The Acanthus plant is found in the decoration of many ancient cultures; William Morris used it extensively. The original silk wall-hanging which inspired these kits (now at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London) was designed by Morris in about 1880.

Acanthus Cushion
Acanthus Cushion
Acanthus Bellpull
Acanthus Bellpull
Acanthus needlepoint Rug
Acanthus Rug

Beth Russell has interpreted the hanging into a needlepoint rug, cushion and bellpull. To achieve the closest match to the blue of the original, she has blended two shades.

Cushion
CANVAS: 12#/in Zweigart White Mono De Luxe, 20x20" (51x51cm).
DESIGN: 15½x15½" (39x39cm). STITCH: Tent/Basketweave.
WOOLS: Appleton tapestry for the design, crewel for the background.
INSTRUCTIONS: English Instructions Instructions en français Gebrauchsanweisungen auf deutsch

Bell Pull
CANVAS: 7/8#/in Zweigart Cream Rug Canvas, 44x11½"" (112x29cm).
DESIGN: 38x6½" (96.5x16.5cm). STITCH: Cross.
WOOLS: Appleton tapestry for the design, crewel for the background.
INSTRUCTIONS: English Instructions Instructions en français Gebrauchsanweisungen auf deutsch

Rug
CANVAS: 7/8#/in Zweigart Cream Rug Canvas, 48x72" (122x183cm).
DESIGN: 38x66" (96.5x167.5cm). STITCH: Cross.
WOOLS: Appleton tapestry for the design, crewel for the background.
INSTRUCTIONS: English Instructions Instructions en français