Cushion of the Day – 17.02.13

Pat Albeck designed linen tea-towel (signed) for the National Trust

Pat Albeck designed linen tea-towel (signed) for the National Trust

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.

Cushion of the Day – 15.02.13

Kingfishers designed by Eric Ennion and made by Jacqmar for the RSPB

Kingfishers designed by Eric Ennion and made by Jacqmar for the RSPB

“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.

Cushion of the Day – 14.02.13

Royal Bouquet by Richard Allan

Royal Bouquet by Richard Allan

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.

Little Harbour Childrens’ Hospice

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.

Cushion of the Day – 13.02.13

Kings and Queens of England

Kings and Queens of England

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.

Swan Lake by Jacqmar

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.

Swan Lake by Jacqmar  (sold)

Swan Lake by Jacqmar (sold)