Lodden was designed by William
Morris as a cotton or linen fabric and was printed at
his works in Merton Abbey in 1884. The printing was done by
hand, using hand-carved blocks usually made of pear wood.
William Morris Lodden
Morris' original background was light. The colours in the
kit are designed to blend well with the Strawberry
Thieves and Lodden works as well with Morris' favorite
indigo blue background as the original.
Beth Russell has adapted Lodden
into two needlepoint kits. Each is beautifully printed on
strong polished de luxe canvas which is large enough to
be made into either cushions or chair seats.
Sufficient wool is included to stitch an area approximately
13x17" (33x43cm); more is available from Designers
Forum. Both designs are available with either a dark
blue or light grey background. Please state which colour
is required when ordering.
CANVAS: 14#/in Zweigart White Mono De Luxe, 22x26" (56x66cm).
DESIGN: 11x14" (28x35cm).
WOOLS: Appleton crewel (with a choice of indigo blue or
pastel grey-blue background).