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William Morris Compton

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Morris & Co produced the beautiful Compton design in 1896, as part of the furnishings for Compton Hall, Wolverhampton.

William Morris Compton rug and cushion

Although it was designed by his colleague Henry Dearle, it shows all the characteristics of William Morris himself, with rich colours, exotic flowers and meandering leaves. Wallpapers and fabrics featuring the Compton design are still produced by Arthur Sanderson & Sons of London - the perfect way to complete your decorative scheme.

Compton Rug 
Compton Rug
Compton Cushion needlepoint kit 

Brown Compton Cushion
Brown Compton Chairseat 
Brown Compton Chairseat

Beth Russell has adapted this rich repeating design to needlepoint. In order to give the rug a centre, the design needed to be slightly adjusted and then reversed. The kits are true to the original colours, with three shades blended in the background to retain its soft warm tone. The plain black border serves to frame the intricate design.
There is also a miniature version (click link or see below) available to complete the set. The cushion can also be made into a delightful top for the stool shown on the Borders page. Most recently, Beth has adapted the design to make it suitable for chairseats. Details can be found at the bottom of this page.

Blue Compton Rug

After some requests from our customers, Beth has also developed a new blue interpretation of this classic Morris design.
 
Blue Compton Rug 
Blue Compton Rug
Blue Compton cushion needlepoint kit 

Blue Compton Cushion
New Blue Compton Chairseat 
Blue Compton Chairseat

We also have two miniature kits available. They are shown here with extra fabric (not supplied) sewn on the edges to make them into small cushions.


Brown Compton miniature kit
Blue miniature Compton needlepoint design
Blue Compton miniature kit

Rug
CANVAS: 7/8#/in Zweigart Cream Rug Canvas, 47x78" (119x198cm).
DESIGN: 42x71" (106.5x180cm). STITCH: Cross.
WOOLS: Appleton crewel.
INSTRUCTIONS: English Instructions Instructions en français

Cushion
CANVAS: 12#/in Zweigart White Mono De Luxe, 20x26" (51x66cm).
DESIGN: 15x21" (38x53.5cm). STITCH: Tent/Basketweave.
WOOLS: Appleton tapestry for the design, crewel for the background.
INSTRUCTIONS: English Instructions Instructions en français Gebrauchsanweisungen auf deutsch

Chairseat
CANVAS: 12#/in Zweigart White Mono De Luxe, 23x27" (58x68cm).
Background printed 18x22" (45x55 cm)
Design will fit into chair requiring 22" (56cm) across front 18" (46cm) across back and 17" (44cm) back to front.
Slightly smaller width design available - please contact us for details.
STITCH: Tent/Basketweave.
WOOLS: Appleton crewel. 19 colours.
INSTRUCTIONS: English Instructions

Miniature
CANVAS: 18#/in Zweigart White Interlock, 10x10" (25x25cm). 
DESIGN: 7x7" (18x18cm) approx. 
WOOLS: Appleton crewel. 
STITCH: Tent stitch with two threads.
INSTRUCTIONS: English Instructions