A pair of chairs upholstered with the Fox and Hare needlepoint kits

William Morris: Fox & Hare chairs counted cross-stitch from pattern by Beth Russell

Andrew Winsett's Compton rug close to completion.

Andrew Winsett's Compton rug close to completion.

Needlepoint rug. I began in December 2000 and completed February 2014. William Morris design, Beth Russell needlepoint rug kit - Compton Rug.

I began in December 2000 and completed February William Morris design, Beth Russell needlepoint rug kit - Compton Rug.

Needlepoint rug backing. William Morris Compton, Beth Russell needlepoint. Used old army blanket for backing.

Needlepoint rug backing. Used old army blanket for backing.

Maria Adele Cipolla sent us this picture of a chair covered with 2 Acanthus cushion kits.   "My husband ordered for me two beautiful Acanthus cushions to stitch with William Morris' design. Now I would be pleased to show you the finished work and already mounted on an old English chair. I was very satisfied with your service."

Maria Adele Cipolla sent us this picture of a chair covered with 2 Acanthus cushion kits. "My husband ordered for me two beautiful Acanthus cushions to stitch with William Morris' design. Now I would be pleased to show you the finished work and already mounted on an old English chair. I was very satisfied with your service."

Strawberry Thief stool top, stitched by Carolyn Taylor. "I am so thrilled with the finished stool. I am far from being dead and my three girls are debating over who should be left such an heirloom."

Strawberry Thief stool top, stitched by Carolyn Taylor. "I am so thrilled with the finished stool. I am far from being dead and my three girls are debating over who should be left such an heirloom."

Andrew Winsett sent this picture of his Compton rug, passing the ultimate approval test!

Andrew Winsett sent this picture of his Compton rug, passing the ultimate approval test!

Mary Schinke sent this photo of 4 Sunflower kits making a stunning headboard:  "I've done so many of your kits and love them all. This is one favorite."

Mary Schinke sent this photo of 4 Sunflower kits making a stunning headboard: "I've done so many of your kits and love them all. This is one favorite."

Jill Burrows adapted Beth Russell's Woodpecker kit to fit this elegant chair.  She says:  "I had to fiddle with the design a bit but it all worked out perfectly.  For the back I shifted one of the birds so that I could have two birds in that area.  For the seat I had to insert another row of stitching after every five rows so that it would be long enough to fit the seat.  I took  two years working sporadically but it has been worth it. I hope you like it too."

Jill Burrows adapted Beth Russell's Woodpecker kit to fit this elegant chair. She says: "I had to fiddle with the design a bit but it all worked out perfectly. For the back I shifted one of the birds so that I could have two birds in that area. For the seat I had to insert another row of stitching after every five rows so that it would be long enough to fit the seat. I took two years working sporadically but it has been worth it. I hope you like it too."

Fox chair seat - one of a set stitched by Susan Willson with designs from Beth Russell's Forest collection.

Fox chair seat - one of a set stitched by Susan Willson with designs from Beth Russell's Forest collection.

Susan Willson's beautiful pump organ, with Hare & Tortoise stool top.

Susan Willson's beautiful pump organ, with Hare & Tortoise stool top.

Susanne Glyngby writes from Denmark:  "I just want to show you what wonderful pictures I've got from 3 of The Forest needlepoint.  Thank you for your wonderful needlepoints."    I have adjusted the photo colours, so unfortunately the frames are hard to see. But they are very simple and elegant, and Susanne has stitched a little extra background border around each design.

Susanne Glyngby writes from Denmark: "I just want to show you what wonderful pictures I've got from 3 of The Forest needlepoint. Thank you for your wonderful needlepoints." I have adjusted the photo colours, so unfortunately the frames are hard to see. But they are very simple and elegant, and Susanne has stitched a little extra background border around each design.

Lynne Harrison sent us this picture of some of our cushions she has completed over the years. Left to right: Artichoke 3, William Morris Tulip, Owls, and William Morris Panel cushion.

Lynne Harrison sent us this picture of some of our cushions she has completed over the years. Left to right: Artichoke 3, William Morris Tulip, Owls, and William Morris Panel cushion.

Ed Gerrard writes: "Well it has been a long struggle but I finished your tapestry and had it made into a chair seat the only way I was able to get it done. I love it and am very satisfied with the project. I suspect it will spend a long life in my daughter’s house. Thank you for your help and, of course, your design!"

Ed Gerrard writes: "Well it has been a long struggle but I finished your tapestry and had it made into a chair seat the only way I was able to get it done. I love it and am very satisfied with the project. I suspect it will spend a long life in my daughter’s house. Thank you for your help and, of course, your design!"

William Morris Panel pillow, stitched by Rick Ayres: "This was fun to make. The kit was complete with everything I needed to make the William Morris pillow. The results were amazing. I entered my pillow into the needlepoint competition at the Los Angeles County Fair and won a First place blue ribbon. I am very proud of this pillow and display it in my 1918 home. Looks like they were meant to be together."

William Morris Panel pillow, stitched by Rick Ayres: "This was fun to make. The kit was complete with everything I needed to make the William Morris pillow. The results were amazing. I entered my pillow into the needlepoint competition at the Los Angeles County Fair and won a First place blue ribbon. I am very proud of this pillow and display it in my 1918 home. Looks like they were meant to be together."

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