Friday, August 16, 2013

Embroidered picture

Canvas, embroidered with silk

designed by Philip Webb ?
Bequeathed by May Morris

This is an example of a small, square design for cushion covers and fire screens. It was available from the Morris & Co. shop as a finished embroidery or kit to complete at home. Such designs were an inexpensive means of acquiring William Morris's work, and many examples have survived.
May Morris embroidered this picture.

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