Beth Russell Needlepoint Kits



The Forest

The Forest was woven in 1887 at Merton Abbey and measured 4 x 15 feet.  This unique medieval fairy tale tapestry was designed by William Morris who oversaw the weaving.  These needlepoint kits are a more practical size and Beth Russell has retained the flowing shapes and gentle shading of the original.

Lion is stitched on 14ct. deluxe canvas using Appleton crewel wools.
Design size: 17" x 23"  $

Peacock is stitched on 14ct. deluxe canvas using Appleton
crewel wools.
Design size: 23" x 16  $

The Fox, Hare and Raven are stitched on 14ct. deluxe canvas using Appleton wools
Design size: 14" x 14"  $

Hare

Fox

Raven



The Artichoke

Artichoke was first designed by William Morris in 1877 and the inspiration for these most elegant chair seats and cushions was stitched in wool and linen.  Various versions can been seen at the Willliam Morris Gallery, the V&A Museum, the Fitz William Museum and Standen in England.
 
Artichoke 1 (left) stitched on 12 mesh canvas using
Appleton Tapestry Wool.
14" x 16"  $

Artichoke 2 (right) stitched on 12 mesh canvas using
Appleton Tapestry Wool.
14" x 16"  $

Artichoke 3 (center) stitched on 12 mesh canvas using
Appleton Tapestry Wool.
14" x 16"  $





Acanthus Leaves

Acanthus leaves are almost a trademark of William Morris designs.  The original watercolour design is in the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

This design can fit naturally into a chair seat.  If necessary the corner leaves may be omitted to accomodate the back struts or front legs. 

From left to right: Red/Dk Grey background, Red/Ivory background, Gold/Dk Grey background, Green/Dk Grey background, Green/Blue background.

Stitched on 12 mesh canvas
Canvas size 22" x 26", design size 16.5" x 19.5"
22 Appleton Tapestry Wool colors.  $ each

Eden

The influence of the East can clearly be seen in Eden, designed by Henry Dearle in 1905.  Dearle was both William Morris's pupil and his successor, taking over Morris & Co. on his death in 1896.

The large 22" x 26" canvas is big enough to cover most chair seats.  Sufficient wool is included to stitch an area
approximately 16.5" x 16".

Canvas size: 14 mesh, 22" x 26", design size 16.5" x 16.5"
Appleton Tapestry Wools.  Choice of Indigo or Ivory background.
$ each

William Morris Cushion

The design for this unusual sofa seat is attributed to William Morris and his apprentice and successor Henry Dearle.  A watercolour of this design (1880-1890) is at the William Morris Gallery. 

Stitched on 12 mesh canvas using Appleton Tapestry
and Crewel Wools.
Canvas size: 20" x 20", design size: 16" x 16"  $