Vine 1 by John Henry Dearle
Counted cross stitch chart or kit from the Scarlet Quince Medieval Fine Art Collection.
John Henry Dearle or J. H. Dearle (1860-1932) was a British textile and stained glass designer trained by Pre-Raphaelite artist and craftsman William Morris. Dearle designed many of the later wallpapers and textiles released by Morris & Co., and contributed background and foliage patterns to tapestry designs featuring figures by Edward Burne-Jones and others. Beginning in his teens as a shop assistant and then design apprentice, Dearle rose to become Morris & Co.'s chief designer by 1890, creating designs for tapestries, embroidery, wallpapers, woven and printed textiles, stained glass, and carpets. Following Morris's death in 1896, Dearle was appointed Art Director of the firm, and became its principal stained glass designer on the death of Burne-Jones in 1898.
This piece is of a grape vine laden with clusters of purple grapes and covered with silvery-green leaves. Two small birds perch on the vine and at its base, and rose tulips, golden poppies, and blue blue bachelor buttons. The background is of brocade leaves. Based on a silk-on-silk embroidery by the William Morris studio, this cross stitch version retains the look of embroidery. (After 1896).
Approx: 11" x 25" or 28 x 65cm - when worked on 18ct or 36ct.
You can also choose to have this design in kit form - list of DMC threads used.