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William Morris The Forest

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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 Hare, Fox and Raven combined needlepoint kit
New combined Hare, Fox and Raven trio kit

Hare is taken from the Forest William Morris tapestry
Hare
Fox
Fox
Raven - from the William Morris 'Forest' tapestry
Raven

William Morris - Lion
Lion
The Peacock tapestry makes an attractive firescreen or wall hanging
Peacock

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 kits
CANVAS: 14#/in Zweigart Antique Mono De Luxe, 20x20" (51x51cm).
DESIGN: 14x14" (35.5x35.5cm). INSTRUCTIONS: English Instructions Instructions en français Gebrauchsanweisungen auf deutsch

Lion
CANVAS: 14#/in Zweigart Antique Mono De Luxe, 20x26" (51x66cm).
DESIGN: 17x23" (43x58.5cm). INSTRUCTIONS: English Instructions Instructions en français Gebrauchsanweisungen auf deutsch

Peacock
CANVAS: 14#/in Zweigart Antique Mono De Luxe, 27x20" (68.5x51cm).
DESIGN: 23x16" (58.5x40.5cm). INSTRUCTIONS: English Instructions Instructions en français Gebrauchsanweisungen auf deutsch

All kits
WOOLS: Appleton crewel. STITCH: Tent/Basketweave.

New Hare, Fox and Raven trio
CANVAS: 14#/in Zweigart Antique Mono De Luxe, 21x47" (53x119cm)
DESIGN: 14x42" (36x108cm). Printed in 45 colours
INSTRUCTIONS: English Instructions

Forest in Garden  Forest in Study 

The Woodpecker design ( also taken from a William Morris tapestry ) features the same colours of foliage and makes a suitable addition to this range as well as an attractive partner to Peacock.