Gallery
Book of Kells I

Book of Kells. Embroidery in stem stitch and back stitch. Design taken from the Book of Kells manuscript.

Book of Kells I.a

Book of Kells (detail). Embroidery in stem stitch and back stitch. Design taken from the Book of Kells manuscript.

Book of Kells II

Book of Kells. Embroidery in stem stitch and back stitch. Design taken from the Book of Kells manuscript.

Lindisfarne

Lindisfarne. Embroidery in stem stitch and back stitch. Design taken from the Lindisfarne Gospels manuscript.

Butterfly

Butterfly embroidery. Satin stitch with fabric painted background.

Christmas Flower Fairy table runner.JPG copy

2 metres of Winter Flower Fairies fabric made 4 Christmas table runners.

Strawberry Thief Cushions

Cushions made with William Morris "The Strawberry Thief" fabric given to me by my friend.

carrots

Knitted carrots as a display for our friendly Veg stall. Very nutritious and high in fibre!

Flute pic

Ink sketch by Billy. Background - used wrapping paper which I couldn't bear to throw away. Wax embossed finish.

Heart and Flowers

Hearts & Flowers. Embroidery in satin stitch and stem stitch. Design by Billy painted on Em's bedroom furniture.

Reclaimed Ironing Board

Reclaimed ironing board painted in William Morris Blue eggshell paint and distressed.

Reclaimed Chest of Drawers

Reclaimed chest of drawers painted in Regency White eggshell paint and distressed.

Renovated & distressed garden bench.JPG

We renovated a rotten garden bench which belonged to my Great Aunt & Uncle. We used two shades of antique paint stippled for a distressed effect.

'Distressed' kitchen table and chairs.JPG copy

Using "William Morris Blue" Heritage paint we painted our well-loved, third hand kitchen table and chairs. We then sanded off the edges to enhance the 'worn' look.

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Detail of sanding for distressed effect.

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The drawer knob is my favourite bit!

Breakfast table runner

I made this breakfast table runner to match the William Morris Eggshell blue paintwork on the table and chairs. The wooden button detail is the most important featsure - I love wooden buttons!

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