Posts Tagged ‘embroidery’

Surprise Pressie

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

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framed artwork by Jane Blease with slipware jug by Hannah McAndrew

What a lovely surprise – and what a lovely present!

framed artwork by Jane Blease with slipware jug by Hannah McAndrew

We have Jane Blease to thank. We recently sold this Danish table & chairs to Jane & her partner, Neil. When they came to collect the set from Todmorden last weekend she gave us one of her artworks. It was really kind of her – and we love it!

A corner of our bedroom is all shades of yellow ochre & brown – the seed head design is fabulous and echoes the shape of the clock on the wall above. We think it looks great in its new home!

detail of framed artwork by Jane Blease

She produces these intricate & distinctive pieces using coloured embroidery threads and wood veneers. As well as framed artworks she makes light shades, jewellery and accessories. We’ve admired her displays at the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair and have featured her work in previous posts.

If you like the look of her work check out Jane’s shop!

Wool Works

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

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trio of framed & glazed vintage wool works

We’ve just bought a couple more of these gorgeous vintage 1960s embroidered pictures.

framed & glazed vintage wool work in shades of orange featuring a bouquet of flowers

We already had this orange & blue wool work flower stem displayed in our bedroom.

detail fro a framed & glazed vintage wool work in shades of orange featuring stemmed flowers

We’re thrilled with our two new acquisitions – the workmanship is just amazing.

framed & glazed vintage wool work in shades of blue & purple on a green background featuring a butterfly

The design, textures & colours in this butterfly are just spectacular!

detail from a framed & glazed vintage wool work in shades of blue & purple on a green background featuring a butterfly

The same comments apply to this fabulous giant sunflower.

framed & glazed vintage wool work in shades of orange featuring a sunflower

They were produced using a wide variety of wools, threads and stitches… the hand embroidery taking many, many hours to complete.

detail from a framed & glazed vintage wool work in shades of orange featuring a sunflower

They have a real period feel, but are quite timeless – adding a lovely vintage handmade touch to any style of interior.