Greenery Fox and Pheasant

Needlepoint kit for Greenery Fox & Pheasant wall hanging. Adapted by Beth Russell of Designers Forum, from a Henry Dearle design.

African Marigold Rug needlepoint kit. Beth has always admired Morris' delicate watercolour at the William Morris Gallery. The soft blues and gentle shading are easily reproduced in Appleton wools.

African Marigold Rug needlepoint kit. Beth has always admired Morris' delicate watercolour at the William Morris Gallery. The soft blues and gentle shading are easily reproduced in Appleton wools.

Compton Rug

Needlepoint kit for Compton rug. Adapted by Beth Russell of Designers Forum, from a Henry Dearle design.

Beth Russell's elegant needlepoint adaptation of William Morris' original tapestry necessarily shortens the tree and omits the border and poetry to make it a perfect size for a firescreen. This modern interpretation stays loyally with Morris' favoured gentle colours. His impressive original may be seen in the William Morris Gallery, Walthamstow.

woodpecker tapestry william morris - by Beth Russell completed September 2012

Greenery Hares needlepoint kit. Henry Dearle's greatest talent was in tapestry.  Greenery is one of his finest works and it is interesting to compare it with Morris' Forest.

Greenery Hares needlepoint kit for firescreen or wall hanging. Beth Russell has adapted Henry Dearle's famous 'Greenery' tapestry, forming three smaller canvases that can also be joined to form a 26 x 63 inch wall hanging.

Acanthus rug

Needlepoint kit for Acanthus rug. Adapted by Beth Russell of Designers Forum, from a William Morris design.

Greenery Trio

Greenery Trio

Acanthus & Vine rug. William Morris designed Acanthus & Vine so that he might teach himself to weave. He had always loved tapestries and considered them to be a high art form. He set up a loom in his bedroom at Kelmscott  House and worked on this every day, sometimes for ten hours at a stretch, from 10th of May to the 17th of September 1879. In total it took him 516 hours to complete!

Acanthus & Vine rug. William Morris designed Acanthus & Vine so that he might teach himself to weave. He had always loved tapestries and considered them to be a high art form. He set up a loom in his bedroom at Kelmscott House and worked on this every day, sometimes for ten hours at a stretch, from 10th of May to the 17th of September 1879. In total it took him 516 hours to complete!

Greenery Trio - this is the latest design which encompasses all three of the Greenery designs in one, for those who would prefer to avoid the inconvenience of sewing them together.

Greenery Trio - this is the latest design which encompasses all three of the Greenery designs in one, for those who would prefer to avoid the inconvenience of sewing them together.

Peacock needlepoint kit for firescreen or wall hanging. Adapted by Beth Russell from The Forest tapestry by William Morris

Peacock needlepoint kit for firescreen or wall hanging. Adapted by Beth Russell from The Forest tapestry by William Morris

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