William Morris Fruits - Peach
William Morris designed and printed his "Fruit" or "Pomegranate" wallpaper in 1862 at Red Lion Square in London. Lemons, oranges, peaches and pomegranates would all have been seen in the conservatories of the larger Victorian houses and Rossetti painted many famous portraits of Morris' wife Janey holding a pomegranate.
Beth Russell has produced four charming needlepoint kits based on the William Morris wallpaper design. They make ideal projects for beginners or to take on holiday. Their size can make small cushions, perfect for the small of our troublesome backs - or may be inserted onto larger cushions - or mounted side by side in a bolster-shaped pillow.
The picture below shows just such a pillow next to some original Morris Fruit wallpaper in Standen, the house designed by Phillip Webb and now run by the National Trust.
Canvas Size 13" x 13" (33cm x 33cm).
Design Size 8" x 8" (20cm x 20cm).
Kit contains instructions, needle, hand-printed 12 Mesh Zweigart Mono De Luxe Canvas and Appleton tapestry wools.