|A recent purchase of two fabulous vintage fabrics has been the inspiration for some of my latest handmade cushions.|
|This barkcloth panel, printed with mounted huntsmen, came from Sue...|
|And this one was a bit pricey, but I just loved the 30's colour palette, so it too came home with me - Bought from a dealer I know who makes regular trips back and forth to France.|
I used sections from both of these fabrics to make a large bed pillow-sized bench cushion, teamed with a vintage hand worked tapestry panel.
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For the back I used a traditional Sanderson floral print and made tie fasteners to close the opening.
An 18" square cushion of a similar style with another vintage hand worked tapestry panel and the 30's hunt scene fabric.
The reverse is a hard-wearing Sanderson linen in the Woodbridge design.
|I decided to make another combined only with Sanderson floral fabrics, so as not to over do the hunting theme...|
|The reverse is a design called Chatsworth.|
|A simpler pillow cushion, but in a stunning vintage fabric printed with wisteria blooms, is perfect for the season...|
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Made from an awesome c1970's hand embroidered panel, featuring meadow flowers.
|I used a satin finish vintage floral fabric for the reverse, which I was able to purchase from a little independent shop whilst in Devon.|
Another vintage hand-stitched tapestry features on this summery pillow -
It's combined with a 50's fabric at each end...
|With a Sanderson cotton for the back.|
|Then came some more smaller sized cushions.|
This one is made from a collection of rare French antique fabrics.
|I used a soft velvet for the back.|
|A 50's fabric, simply made into a square cushion, for a classic vintage look.|
|A fabulous hand embroidery of a peacock on linen made up the front of this cushion.|
|I combined it with a vintage Horockses barkcloth for the back.|
Some of these will be coming with me to the Vintage and Handmade Spring Fair, Chipping Sodbury on May 31st.
|And finally I took a little time out to make a patchwork cushion for myself. I used some of my favorite fragments of 40's Sanderson prints, to coordinate with the other little scatter cushions in our summer house...|
|Wishing you a happy, sunshine filled weekend,|