William Morris The Forest
This remarkable William Morris tapestry was originally
designed for his patron Alexander Ionides. Completed in
1887, it measured 15ft (4.5m) wide. Morris
delegated the drawing of the animals to the architect Philip
Webb and the foreground millefleurs to his eventual successor
Henry Dearle. The result is a tribute to their lifelong
friendship and various talents. It is interesting to compare
the Greenery tapestry
designed later entirely by Henry Dearle. The original Forest
is owned by the Victoria & Albert Museum.
New combined Hare, Fox and Raven trio kit
The tapestry has been adapted so that each part of the
design is complete in itself, however the Hare, Fox and
Raven look marvellous sewn together to make a modern day
version of the famous wall hanging.
Beth has just released a new combined Hare, Fox and Raven
design for those of you who would rather avoid the extra
sewing. All three are printed on one piece of canvas and
would be good for piano or fender stools.
The Peacock is a perfect size for a firescreen. The Lion
fits the stool shown with the Borders
or can be made into a comfortable fireside cushion.
Hare, Fox & Raven individual
CANVAS: 14#/in Zweigart Antique Mono De Luxe, 20x20" (51x51cm).
DESIGN: 14x14" (35.5x35.5cm). INSTRUCTIONS:
CANVAS: 14#/in Zweigart Antique Mono De Luxe, 20x26" (51x66cm).
DESIGN: 17x23" (43x58.5cm). INSTRUCTIONS:
CANVAS: 14#/in Zweigart Antique Mono De Luxe, 27x20" (68.5x51cm).
DESIGN: 23x16" (58.5x40.5cm). INSTRUCTIONS:
WOOLS: Appleton crewel. STITCH: Tent/Basketweave.
New Hare, Fox and Raven trio
CANVAS: 14#/in Zweigart Antique Mono De Luxe, 21x47"
DESIGN: 14x42" (36x108cm). Printed in 45 colours