One of a beautiful collection of floral designs from the Beth Russell Collection.
This elegant stool cover is adapted from a design by Annie Jack - see bottom picture. The wife of William Morris's chief carpenter and one of his best embroiderers she worked with his daughter May at Hammersmith. This is a repeating fabric design which lends itself perfectly to needlepoint.
Fritillary shown here as a stool top (see second piture) makes an excellent long bench cushion or even a headboard for a small bed. It leaves space for discreet initials and a date in the two bottom corners. Or simply frame.
CANVAS: 12#/in Zweigart White Mono De Luxe,
26 x 35" (67x90cm).
DESIGN: 17 x 28" (43x71cm).
WOOLS: 29 colours. Appleton tapestry for the design and crewel for the background.
STITCH: Tent stitch.