Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Interior Landscapes

The weather has been keeping many of us inside more recently. Don't think we could face any more of this stuff. No matter how beautiful it can look

Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.'  William Morris

Many of the patterns and designs we take for granted have passed down historically such as those of the Arts and Crafts, movement and ceramic designs form Spode are still available and can still be seen in the textiles and on the walls of our houses today. 
Inside  much of what we have in the home reflects our love the outside and the landscape like this wonderful detail of a tea service belonging to a friend.
The fabrics and ceramics we have in our homes often contain prints and designs of plants, birds and animals as if to bring bring the outside into the indoor spaces and can be useful starting point for new projects.
Detail of Arts an Crafts inspired curtain fabric and cushion in my house.Both gifts/donations.

 A sneak picture of a students skirt.

From a Tea Garden detail
Detail of a piece in progress from '40 yards' using an old fragment of French stitch pattern .

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