Blue Ribbon Crewel

A vintage panel of crewel flowers bunched with a blue ribbon, embroidered on a linen twill.

The panel has been made into a cushion with a thick gold damask piping and a lilac grey hand-dyed back in a wool blend.

I have added a zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin hollow fibre.

Size: 4o x 44 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

 

Strawberry Fields – Crewel

A very attractive vintage woolwork crewel tree of life panel, embroidered  on linen and fashioned into a cushion by mounting the panel onto a light pink linen with a rose pink camel hair piping and a light pink linen back.

I have added a zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm water and soap – rinse and spin.

Filled with virgin hollow fibre.

Size: 44 x 50 cm

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Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Springtime

A large tree of life skilfully embroidered onto a linen/cotton union in bright spring-like colours. made into a cushion using a hand-dyed pink cotton twill piping and a primrose yellow chunky weave cotton back.

With added zipper for easy washing.

Wash by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size 48 x 47cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

 

Charlestone

A detailed and delightfully designed panel of embroidery on a fine linen from the 1920’s, made into a cushion.

The panel is mounted on a fine light turquoise hand dyed linen and backed with the same – the piping is and open-weave yellow rayon.

With added zipper for easy washing.

Wash by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin hollow fibre.

Size: 47 x 40cm

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Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Love Token

This simply beautiful piece of embroidery was removed from a frame to reveal that it was strung onto a cardboard support with a First World War print ~ There’s Daddy!

The embroidery and the print have been together for all these years – Perhaps the piece was stitched as a love token until daddy’s return.

I have made a cushion using a light lilac linen piping and a grey/blue linen back – with zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin hollow fibre.

Size: 44 x 44 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Dusky Rose Antique Crewel

This cushion is made from an antique wool work crewel tree of life embroidery, including deer and rabbit, on linen twill. Backed with a dusky rose coloured soft cotton twill fabric and bordered with the very last piece of my vintage macramé trim.

With added zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin hollow fibre.

Size: 40 x 48cm.

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

 

Crewel Rose

A wool crewel Rose (without thorns) Tree of Life embroidered panel mounted on a salmon pink Metis linen union, piped with a natural colour linen and backed with a butter yellow textured cotton.

I have added a zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size: 56 x 44 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Folk Art on Wool

Glorious and pristine vintage folk art Hungarian Matyó flowers embroidered on a black felted wool.

Made into a cushion by mounting and backing with a top quality soft black wool and adding a piping made from a vintage emerald green velvet.

This striking cushion will be a bright and beautiful addition to a sympathetic interior.

I have added a zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size: 44 x 52 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Swedish Flowers

A vintage Swedish abstract floral embroidered panel made into a contemporary cushion with pink cotton twill piping and cerise pink linen back.

I have added a zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size: 45 x 45 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

China Garden

A panel showing a China Garden with a figure feeding an exotic bird surrounded by irises and a key pattern circular border – all embroidered on a fine wool.

The completed cushion is piped with cerise pink linen and backed with a complementary soft light brown worsted wool.

I have added a zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size: 46 x 47 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Godetia embroidered cushion

A mid-century embroidery with embellishment front and back.

With added pink rayon piping and zipper for easy washing.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size: 40 x 40 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Scandi ~ Folk

A crisp linen with a machine embroidered design from Sweden.

Both sides of the cushion are embroidered and the piping is a matching red glazed cotton.

I have added a zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size: 50 x 44 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Oriental

Exotic vintage (1950’s) tree of life design  hand embroidered on a linen-like rayon. 

Probably hand embroidered in the Orient for tourists. The cushion is “as new” – still retaining its bright jewel-like colours.

I have added a zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size: 44 x 44 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Nosegay and Butterfly

A fine wool work embroidered nosegay of blooms with butterfly on cotton satin fabric and mounted onto a cream Metis linen union.

The cushion is backed with a slightly lighter Metis fabric and piped with a pink linen.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollow fibre.

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Flower Garland

A delicate touch was employed by an expert embroiderer to create this beautiful embroidered garland of flowers on a fine linen.

The cushion is backed with lilac/blue linen and piped with rose pink linen.

Size:46 x 56cm

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollow fibre.

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Arcadia

A bold tree of life design on white linen – the panel is mounted and backed with Metis linen union.

The piping is a terracotta rayon and the cushion is embellished with a charming 1970’s fabric trim from my collection.

Size: 47 x 57cm

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollow fibre.

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

60’s Chic

This is an exciting timepiece of embroidery – the person who fashioned this design lived in the NOW of that time. The colours are so contemporary and all embroidered on barkcloth too.

The embroidered panel is mounted  onto a luxurious cotton velvet (also from that time) and it’s backed with the same and enhanced by a dark blue wool piping.

This lovely cushion would sit comfortably in any stylish home, however minimalist ~ it would be sure to tie the room together.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size: 50 x 55 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

The Riverbank Bluebird

A detailed panel of vintage hand embroidery showing a peaceful riverbank scene with bluebird and butterfly. Made into a cushion by mounting  and backing with light cream “as new’ vintage French Métis linen union.

The bluebird is the symbol of joy, hope and peace ~ a perfect companion to aid comfortable meditation and relaxation.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size: 50 x 50 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Lively Scene Cushion

It’s a lively scene between the birds, the dog, the deer and the snail ~ lively colours too. The crewel wool work is on a thick linen and the whole piece is ‘as new’ vintage with the colours as vivid as the day it was finished…so it’s hard to put a date on it.

I have added more lively colours with a lilac Metis piping and a Mexican red back – these are hand dyed.

With added zipper for easy washing.

Wash by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size: 48 x 48cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Four Corners – Tree of Life Embroidery

A chunky and expertly realised piece of embroidery symbolising the infinite cycle of life with four corners. Embroidered on a linen twill; made into a cushion with terracotta cotton piping and a light blue self striped cotton fabric to back.

With added zipper for easy washing.

Wash by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollow fibre.

Size:50×50 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Vintage embroidered wall hanging

Wall hanging created by an unknown artist on a natural linen. An amazing design and fabulous stitchery.

Hard to age ~ probably created between 1920 – 1950.

I have added a border of coral silk with a scalloped top to accommodate a rod for hanging and a zigzag bottom for extra weight and decoration.

Gentle hand wash – Iron with a cloth.

embroidered wall hanging

Size: 108 x 64 cm

 

Vibrant 1930’s Tree of Life Cushion

A vibrant 1930’s tree of life embroidery on linen.

Repurposed by mounting and backing with a fine, soft self striped linen and burgundy piping. A zipper helps with easy washing.

Wash by hand with soap and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollow fibre.

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

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Abandoned

When I make up a vintage piece of embroidery I often get a sense of the person who created it many years ago.

This piece is a bit different because it’s so beautiful and yet it’s unfinished…many stories have spun around as I stitch. Each ending different.

Made in the spring of life with such devotion and preparedness.

Nothing could have prepared this fine needlewoman for the future of her skillful endeavour and I hope that I have paid a suitable tribute to her by mounting the unfinished piece, along with the webbing that stretched the fabric, onto a soft pinky brown silk, using a length of frilled trim, kept for years waiting for the right project.

Whoever comes to own this beautiful piece of work, abandoned before completion,  will probably mull upon the possible tale it tells as I have…with the freedom to change its story to suit oneself.

I have added a zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with down and hollowfibre

Size: 46 x 48 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Vines and flowers

A gleaming embroidered panel on linen, showing grapevines and fantastic flowers entwined in the tree of life ~ made into a cushion with eau de nil linen piping and a teal cotton back.

I have added a zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with  Hollowfibre.

Size: 50 x 47 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Elizabethan Style Tree of Life Cushion

A glorious panel of Elizabethan style wool work crewel embroidery on a good quality thick wool twill.

Cushion contemporised with a silky/fluffy trim and a coral coloured shot silk back.

With added zipper for easy washing.

Wash by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Subtle Splendour Embroidered Cushion

A crewel wool work embroidered panel on a quality linen twill fabric. Made into a cushion that would add  a subtle splendour to interior design.

The cushion has a thick silk piping in rose pink and the back is a dark purple/grey French cotton.

The pad is stuffed with hollow fibre in a cotton casing.

With added zipper for easy washing.

Wash by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Size 50 x 50cm.

Positively Tropical Crewel Cushion

This absolutely gorgeous brightly coloured vintage crewel embroidered cushion, with birds and lively foliage, will lend a positively tropical tone to any interior.

Embroidered on a fine quality linen, the cushion is backed with a light coloured Naples yellow soft moleskin fabric and piped with a contrasting linen.

Postage and packing is £8.00

1960’s Abstract Floral Embroidered Cushion

A charming 1960’s fantasy flower embroidered cushion.

Created by someone’s Great Aunt ?…

The panel is mounted onto a turquoise cotton cambric with additional pink cotton sateen piping and cornflower blue backing.

With added zipper for easy washing.

Wash by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Jacobean Floral Circle Cushion

Jacobean style floral circle embroidery on linen with a deep magenta cotton piping and a hand-dyed blue Métis French linen union backing.

With added zipper for easy washing.

Wash by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size 45 x 45cm.

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Flower Spray

A 1940/50’s embroidery on linen with a light pink cotton twill piping and a hand-dyed tangerine twill back.

I have added a zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size: 37 x 42 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Delicate Tree of Life

A delicate machine embroidered tree of life on cotton satin – mounted on a natural colour cotton and piped with a terracotta cotton. The back is a pink cotton twill.

I have added a zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size: 43 x 43 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Blue Birds ( Peace)

An antique panel of embroidery on a fine natural linen featuring bluebirds and flowers entangles in the infinite tree of life.

The cushion had a blue cotton twill piping and a darker blue cotton back.

I have added a zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with  Hollow fibre

Size: 52 x 44 cm

 

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Divine – Tree of Life

This is the second panel that I have found in this amazing design – both very different and beautiful~ each reflects the personality of the needlewoman.

The embroidery is mounted on and backed with Metis linen union and piped with a cerise pink linen.

I have added a zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size: 49 x 46 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

 

Scandi vintage embroidered cushion

A lovely soft and simple panel of Swedish embroidery made into a comfortable cushion. All linen with with added zipper for easy washing.

Wash by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Irish Charm embroidered cushion

A neatly and brightly coloured ‘As New’ vintage Irish linen embroidered panel.

Wonderfully crafted by an expert needle person with exquisite and subtle colour palette.

Repurposed with a cheerful yellow and white striped linen back (the last length from my fabric collection) and hand-dyed orange linen piping.

With added zipper for easy washing.

Wash by hand in soap and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Simple Comfort – Cross stitched embroidered cushion

Simple comfort and vintage style with this pleasing  cross stitched embroidery cushion which was carefully stored and left for many years. It’s as crisp and bright as the day it was stitched.

Repurposed with  a soft green cotton piping and a zipper.

Antique Blues Tree of Life Cushion

A piece of embroidery art ‘fit for a Queen’ is this intricate tree of life design, once framed, that has been made into a cushion.

The cushion is piped with a golden silk satin and backed with a contrasting rust linen with added zipper for easy washing.

Wash by hand in soap and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Country Style Tree of Life

A vintage country-style wool work crewel embroidered Tree of Life from the 1930’s.  On natural linen and made into a cushion with cerulean blue wool piping and a grey cotton twill backing.

With added zipper for easy washing.

Wash by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollow fibre.

Size: 44 x 50cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Splendid Antique Crewel Tree of Life

A splendid antique crewel wool work, fine detail embroidered panel made into a cushion.

With added mustard yellow linen piping and a vintage linen backing – the same weight and colour as the the front.

A quintessential example of the archetypal Tree of Life design with Amarant (an imaginary flower that never fades), serpent-like forms and two birds – symbolising the infinity and power of nature.

I have hand sewn a central patch at the top of the panel where there was an historic repair and inserted a zipper for easy washing.

Wash very carefully by hand with warm soap and water, rinse and use the slowest spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size: 46 x 50 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Spring Flowers Embroidered Cushion

A pretty spray of spring flowers in a basket – embroidered mid-century on linen and mounted on a Mexican red cotton. With a natural linen piping and a Mexican red hand dyed French Metis linen union back.

With added zipper for easy washing.

Wash by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size~40x40cm.

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Cool Rest Tree of Life Cushion

Deer rest in the shade of the Tree of Life.

A cool, restful cushion made from a vintage fringed  linen embroidered panel that has been mounted on a top quality soft French finely ribbed cotton used for both front and back. Enhanced with a light moss green contrasting cotton piping.

With added zipper for easy washing.

Wash by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size ~ 48 x 48cm.

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Daisy Chain

A striking 1950’s Daisy design embroidered on a soft cotton barkcloth made into a cushion with a tangerine hand-dyed French ribbed cotton back and cerise linen piping.

I have added a zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with Hollow fibre.

Size: 44 x 38 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Bunnies

A delightful 1970’s wool work embroidery panel of rabbits with fluffy woollen tails made into a cushion with a grey camel hair piping and a dark chocolate brown French cotton canvas back.

I have added a zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size: 48 x 40 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Antique Emblem Tree of Life

An antique Medieval design inspired piece of embroidery on linen made into a contemporary cushion mounted on, piped and backed with a soft orange cotton chambray.

I have added a zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with Hollow fibre.

Size: 46 x 49 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

 

Berries – Tree of Life

A tree of life design on a firm linen canvas. There’s some age to the embroidery which I mounted onto a pink hand-dyed canvas with the addition of a sky blue wool piping and a raspberry dyed textured cotton back.

I have added a zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with  Hollowfibre.

Size: 44 x 44 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Blue Cockatoo Embroidered Cushion

This appealing cheeky blue cockatoo panel of embroidery is in ‘as new’ vintage condition.

The embroidery is crafted on a light linen and I have mounted it onto a crisp French Métis linen union with a blue linen piped border and a Métis backing.

Wash by hand with hot soapy water, rinse and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollow fibre.

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Size: 48 x 48cm.

Tufted Tree of Life

A gorgeous unused panel of punch embroidery – the tufted design is wool embroidered on hessian. The piping is a fluffy purple/grey camel hair and the back is a soft sky blue wool.

I have added a zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with  Hollow fibre.

Size: 52 x 54 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

 

Poppies and Forget~me~nots

A colourful floral 1950’s embroidered cushion on rayon – predominantly poppies and forget-me-nots (Myosotis sylvatica). With a coral pink rayon piping and a Mexican red hand-dyed Metis linen back.

I have added a zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size: 42 x 39 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Roma ~ Tree of Life

This Tree of Life on linen is as vibrant as the day it was completed in the 1940s/50s – The colours really sing.

The cushion has a hand-dyed tangerine French corded cotton back and red glazed cotton chintz piping.

I have added a zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size: 41 x 46 cm

 

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

 

Antique Plush

A top quality antique tree of life embroidered panel on linen fashioned into a cushion. The piping is made from luxurious mohair plush and the back is an ecclesiastical quality silk satin.

The embroidery is in perfect condition with no past wear – I believe that the panel was intended for a seat back and never used.

I have added a zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with down and hollowfibre.

Size: 50 x 50 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

 

Lupin Diagonal Display Embroidery

Here’s one of two variations of a Lupin with Phlox wool work embroidery from the 1930/40s. The two panels were stored for many moons and found in excellent condition. I have washed them to remove the linen’s dressing from new and the effects of years’ of storage.

This cushion shows a diagonal spray of flowers on a good quality mid-weight natural linen – it is complemented by a salmon pink piping and a lilac/blue Metis linen union hand dyed back.

With added zipper for easy washing.

Wash by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollow fibre.

Size: 51 x 51cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Abundance 2 Antique Crewel Cushion

One of two very similar antique crewel tree of life embroidered panels that were removed from a frame. In very good condition with skilfully detailed needlecraft in gorgeous soft colours on a wool twill. A celebration of the abundance of nature.

Made into a cushion with a rough silk piping and a thick pure silk satin backing with zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size: 43 x 43 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Abundance 1 Antique Crewel Cushion

One of two very similar antique crewel tree of life embroidered panels that were removed from their frames. In very good vintage condition with skilfully detailed needlecraft in gorgeous soft colours on a wool twill.

A celebration of the abundance of nature.

Made into a cushion with a rough silk piping and an ‘old gold’ thick pure silk satin backing with zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size: 43 x 43 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Arts & Crafts Embroidery

Here’s a smashing Arts and Crafts cushion with embroidery on a soft, open weave linen.

The two reclaimed pieces have been joined together with a section of midnight blue wool baize. Then the panel was mounted onto another piece of the same baize. The cushion is piped with a gold satin silk  and  the cushion is backed with the baize.

With added zipper for easy washing.

Wash by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Home Front Crewel

A 1930/40’s wool work crewel embroidery on a good quality natural linen with a natural linen back and a complementary coral hand-dyed rayon piping.

A very nice piece with colour combinations of its era – in pristine condition as the embroidered panel was never made up or used after completion.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size: 50 x 50 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Kingfishers

A charming 1940/50’s embroidery on linen of kingfishers on the river with bullrushes.

The panel is mounted and backed with a rusty orange cotton chambray that picks out the colour of the kingfishers’ breasts. The piping is an emerald green cotton.

I have added a zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size: 40 x 40 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Folk Birds of Paradise

A folksy feeling vintage embroidery of blue birds of paradise in an exotic setting – worked on a soft open-weave cotton, with an orange rayon piping and a pink linen back.

I have added a zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size: 44 x 44 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Rising Sap

A crewel wool tree of life embroidered on a soft olive green linen, mounted and backed with hand-dyed blue Métis linen union.

The piping is a dusty pink real camel hair fabric.

Size: 57 x 45cm

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Mixed Bunch

A detailed 1960/70s embroidery on s loose weave linen fabric. Embroidery includes anemones, allium and forget me nots – a mixed bunch of flowers and a mixed range of stitches.

The embroidery is mounted onto a blue linen and backed with a blue hand-dyed cotton twill – the trimming is the last of my vintage  macrame trim.

Size 46 x 46cm

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollow fibre.

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

 

Deer Embroidered Cushion

Charming vintage, 1950/60s deer embroidery on a good quality cotton satin.

The cushion has been revamped with a red linen union piping.

With added zipper for easy washing.

Wash by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Deer cushion detail

Size: 40 x 38cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

 

 

Curlew Cushion

A hand embroidered Curlew panel mounted onto a thick green linen.

With a fluffy pinky/brown brush trim and a brown French cotton backing and back zipper.

Wash by hand with warm soap and water, rinse and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Curlew cushion views

Size: 40 x 40cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

1950’s Coronation Cushion

A 1950’s embroidered panel with crown/trellis emblems in four corners and a bright floral central design – on a duck egg ~ greeny/blue lightweight linen. Now made into a cushion with a complementary variegated cotton piping and a salmon pink Métis linen union back.

It was formerly framed and would have been embroidered around 1953 to celebrate the late Queen Elizabeth’s coronation.

With added zipper for easy washing.

Wash by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size approx 50 x 50cm.

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Flourish Tree of Life

A strong and flourishing Tree of Life design with bold and exciting colours embroidered onto a natural linen panel.

The cushion is complemented with a blue/green soft and fluffy brush trim and backed with a slubbed Moygashel linen.

Size: 54 x 44cm

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

 

 

 

 

Boldly Soft Tree of Life Cushion

A bold vintage crewel wool work embroidered rendition of the Amarant ( an imaginary flower that never fades) and the tree of life made into a cushion.

The design is embroidered on a linen twill and the cushion has a vintage Macramé style trimming and a French Métis linen union backing in light cream.

The fine furnishing colours are uncharacteristically soft and understated, particularly for such a bold design.

With added zipper for easy washing.

Wash by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size: 46 x 42 cm

Cushion views

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Flying Cranes Chinoiserie Crewel

A 1920’s chinoiserie crewel embroidered flying crane  panel made into a fine contemporary cushion.

Mounted and backed with a quality jet black wool with the addition of a thick silk contrasting green piping.

I have added a zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with down and hollowfibre.

Size: 46 x 55 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Wonder of Nature

This is a beautiful embroidered Tree of Life on linen – a celebration of nature’s wonders.

The cushion is piped with a rich gold silk and backed with a lilac/blue cotton twill.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size: 50 x 50 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Moonlit Garden

A bright crewel embroidered panel of flowers and foliage on a thick canvas mounted on and backed  with a midnight blue soft wool and piped with a pink rayon.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollow fibre.

Size: 50 x 50 cm

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Filigree Crewel Cushion

A crewel cushion embroidered on linen in a confident filigree-like  design.

The panel has a dark red piping with a peachy/pink cotton twill back.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollow fibre.

Size: 52 x 46 cm

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Tropical Tree of Life

This tree of life’s cartoon-like colours, embroidered on a cream linen,  has led me to add a fiery palette of colours with a tangerine piping and a Mexican red, hand dyed, backing.

The panel was probably embroidered in the 1950’s and has been framed under glass ever since.

Now made into a cushion that is utterly contemporary and totally comforting.

With added zipper for easy washing.

Wash by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size: 42 x 42cm

tropical tree of life detail

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Embroidered Galleon Cushion

A chunky 1960’s embroidery of a galleon made into a cushion ~ mounted on a grey/blue linen with a wine coloured cotton piping and a cornflower blue Metis linen union back.

With added zipper for easy washing.

Wash by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Size: 37 x 37cm

Red Bird ~ Tree of Life

A panel of colourful Tree of Life flora and fauna embroidered on white linen – probably created in the 1950’s- 60’s. Made into a cushion with hand-dyed red Mexican Metis linen union side panels  – complemented by a dark teal fluffy brush trim.

The back is a soft aqua blue wool with the zipper at the bottom back.

Altogether a cheerfully comforting combination!

Wash by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollow fibre.

Size: 50 x 55cm

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Tangerine Dream ~ Tree of Life

A brightly coloured, neat and detailed tree of life design on linen – mounted onto a hand dyed soft tangerine orange french ribbed cotton and piped with a contrasting blue cotton twill piping. The cushion has a hand-dyed tangerine cotton twill back.

I have added a zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with hollowfibre.

Size: 47 x 47 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Ducks and Kingfishers on the River – Cushion

A 1960/70’s embroidered panel of flying ducks and accompanying kingfishers which has been repurposed to make a cushion with a French brown cotton mount and back and a terracotta cotton piping,

With added zipper for easy washing.

Wash by hand with hot soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollow fibre.

Size: 46 x 46cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Tufted Swan Cushion

A glorious swan design in tufted machine embroidery on a soft velvet, with a cygnet grey camel hair piping and a jet black wool back,

I have added a zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with  Hollowfibre.

Size: 40 x 56 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Eau-de-nil Tree of Life

A very pretty piece of antique embroidery on a fine linen backed and mounted onto an eau de nil hand-dyed linen.

Piped with a vibrant blue Metis linen union.

I have added a zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin hollowfibre.

Size: 44 x 44 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

 

Earthy Spring Crewel Embroidered Cushion

Embroidered in crewel wool work on linen twill in unfaded shades of green, blue and pink with a touch of yellow.

The cushion has a coral linen piping  and the back is a substantial green linen.

The pad is stuffed with hollow fibre in a cotton casing.

With added zipper for easy washing.

Wash by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

 

Size: 44 x 47cm

Oriental ~ 2

One of three similar exotic vintage (1950’s) tree of life designs that are hand embroidered on a linen-like rayon. 

Probably hand embroidered in the Orient for tourists. The cushion is “as new” – still retaining its bright jewel-like colours.

I have added a zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size: 44 x 44 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Oriental ~ 1

One of three similar exotic vintage (1950’s) tree of life designs that are hand embroidered on a linen-like rayon. 

Probably hand embroidered in the Orient for tourists. The cushion is “as new” – still retaining its bright jewel-like colours.

I have added a zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size: 44 x 44 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Spray of Tulips embroidered cushion

A springtime linen cushion embroidered with colourful tulips that would be bound to banish the blues!

The embroidery, crafted on a natural linen, is vintage (40’ or ‘50s) and has never been used.

It has been enhanced with a bright red glazed cotton piping and a lightweight sky blue linen backing. There is an added zipper for easy washing.

Wash by hand in soap and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Lupin and Phlox embroidery

Here’s one of two variations of a Lupin and Phlox wool work embroidery from the 1930/40s. The two panels were stored for many moons and found in excellent condition. I have washed them to remove the linen’s dressing from new and the effects of years’ of storage.

This cushion shows an upright central spray of flowers on a good quality mid-weight natural linen – it is complemented by a salmon pink piping and a lilac/blue Metis linen union hand dyed back.

With added zipper for easy washing.

Wash by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollow fibre.

Size: 51 x 51cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Birds of Paradise

A beautiful embroidery on linen depicting Birds of Paradise and the Tree of Life…Very Special.

I have mounted the panel on Metis linen and added a hand dyed light peach backing in Metis also.

The piping is made from a top quality silk satin.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size: 47 x 50 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Halcyon Days ~ Cushion

A delightful brightly coloured tree of life embroidery made into a cushion, with sky blue wool piping and a soft moleskin cotton for the back.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

A Pair of 1940’s/50s Embroidered cushions

A pair of unused 1940/50s hand embroidered cushions.

I have repurposed them with contrasting pink piping and have cold dyed the backs in Mexican red and a zipper for easy washing.

Wash by hand in soap and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

 

 

Cornfield Country Embroidery

A charming mid-century embroidery on linen featuring the flowers of the cornfield and field mice.

The cushion is embellished on both sides.

Added soft green piping and a zip for easy washing.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size: 40 x 38 cm

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Where We Live

Abstract landscape in oil on canvas.

Where we live, the beach flowers in spring and the predominant colour then is the blue of the Vipers Bugloss.

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Pete, Colin, Mike & Barry – SAVED

A costume drawing of Pete, Colin, Mike & Barry from the play SAVED by Edward Bond.

Mixed media costume drawing on Fabriano hot-pressed paper.

Available from the gallery browser and online – mounted and unframed.

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Size includes mount.

Len and Fred – SAVED

Len and Fred – A costume drawing from the play SAVED by Edward Bond.

Mixed Media costume drawing available mounted and unframed from the gallery browser.

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Harry and Mary – Saved

A costume drawing for Harry and Mary from SAVED by the playwright Edward Bond.

Mixed media – available unframed and backed with black board from the gallery browser.

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Two Women

A Life Drawing in Ink and pastel.

Unframed/ mounted Life drawing in ink and pastel.

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Size includes mount.

 

VAST

Mixed media painting on antique paper.

Abstract Seascape. Available from the Gallery browser

Unframed – in acid-free mount

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…Nor certitude – Fog

An acrylic painting of the Dungeness landscape in the mist – Nor Certitude.

From the ‘Dungeness to Dover Beach’ project.

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The High Strand

An abstract oil painting from an ongoing Dover Beach series of paintings.

Inspired by the poem Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold

…Listen! you hear the grating roar
Of pebbles which the waves draw back, and fling,
At their return, up the high strand,
Begin, and cease, and then again begin,
With tremulous cadence slow
and bring The eternal note of sadness in…

Dungeness to Dover Beach

Oil on Canvas

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Peggy

This drawing was completed in 1982, when I travelled to California. I had been a fan of the Big Band singer Peggy Lee and came across an image of her on an old album cover.

That album embodied my filmic existence in San Diego.

Mixed Media Drawing – available unframed from the gallery browser.

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San Raphael Glacier

Oil on canvas

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The Beginning

Mixed media, unframed.

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