I love the colours of this 50s design in orange and ochre. It is 24″ with a beige reverse in heavy cotton and a zip fastening.
Thinking ahead to summer I’ve uploaded some linen cushions in Gallery 7 which can be used outside on garden furniture as they are more robust than the scarf cushions. Also great for childrens’ rooms as they can be easily machine-washed.
This is a new line for summer: linen tea-towel cushions for outside use on garden furniture. This one is a Pat Albeck design for the National Trust with a white calico reverse measuring 28″x17″. They are pillow-shaped so don’t throw away old pillows as they can still be used outdoors. I will be uploading some more designs later today.
A bit late for Chinese New Year but here is “Chinese Dragons”. A bright 24″ cushion made from silk satin with an ochre reverse and brown buttons.
“Kingfishers” designed by Eric Ennion (a celebrated wildlife, especially bird, artist) and made by Jacqmar for The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds has been chosen for the exhibition and auction in aid of the Little Harbour Childrens’ Hospice in Cornwall. If anyone wants to give a piece of art or work or simply make a donation please contact their website.
The cushion for St Valentine’s Day is Royal Bouquet by Richard Allan designed for the Queen’s Silver Jubilee in 1977 I think. It shows all the Great Britain and Ireland flower emblems of rose, thistle, daffodil and shamrock. Silk, 29″, backed in grey/green with cream buttons.
Thrilled to be able to donate one of my cushions to the exhibition and auction in aid of the Little Harbour Childrens’ Hospice in Cornwall which supports kids with life-limiting conditions and their families. I’ll post a photo of the cushion chosen in due course. Over 60 artists have signed up to donate a piece of their work and if any other artists/artisans are interested please contact the Little Harbour website.
Today’s cushion is a really quirky one listing the Kings and Queens of England from William the Conquerer in 1066 to Queen Elizabeth II today with beefeaters, soldiers, palaces and castles around the edge. It is 25″, cotton with a purple reverse and black buttons and could date to the 1950s. Perfect for history buffs or a child’s bedroom.
This cushion was bought by a friend for her daughter who has passed all her ballet exams with distinction – well done Mae! It is 30″, cotton with a purple reverse and red buttons and dated probably to the 1960s. Made by Jacqmar and quite sought after and pictured here in Mae’s bedroom.