Holland Park Rug
Alexander Ionides was one of Morris'
most important patrons (see The Forest).
He owned a magnificent house in Holland Park, London. In
the late 1800s he commissioned Morris to produce a large
hand-tufted carpet for his home. The design was called Carbrook
and the original now rests with the Victoria & Albert
Beth Russell, while retaining
all the beautiful detail, has reduced the design to more
manageable proportions and re-named it Holland Park.
Grey Holland Park Rug
Blue Holland Park Rug
Brown Holland Park Rug
The Grey version is available as a printed kit. The blue
version is currently only available as a charted design
supplied with plain canvas, coloured chart, wool, needle
and instructions. There is a brown version in Beth Russell's
book Victorian Needlepoint.
CANVAS: 7/8#/in Zweigart Cream Rug Canvas, 27x48" (68.5x122cm).
DESIGN: 31x52" (79x132cm).
WOOLS: Appleton tapestry.