Archive for March, 2011

Hunted and Stuffed’s first silk scarf cushion – Picasso woman in vintage silk.

Posted by ellielaycock on March 17, 2011 in Textiles | No Comments

First silk scarf cushion hot off the sewing machine & it’s a big one! I sourced this striking silk twill scarf featuring a portrait of a woman and signed by Picasso and teamed it with a vintage green silk (which I picked up in Spain from the costume box of a long-defunct ballet company) for […]

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Keep Calm and Carry On Battle Of Britain Upcycled Cushion

Posted by ellielaycock on March 16, 2011 in Textiles | No Comments

Here is the companion piece to my first commemorative cushion. Featuring the “Keep Calm and Carry On” motif in black text on a white background on one side and a map of Britain on the other. The reverse depicts ‘THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN’ with the map of the UK showing RAF Fighter Command airfields. Five […]

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Keep Calm and Carry On – D-Day Commemorative Cushion

Posted by ellielaycock on March 16, 2011 in Textiles | No Comments

Another pair of vintage Tea Towels that seemed to form a natural alliance. This time the iconic “Keep Calm and Carry On” motif designed by the Ministry Of Information during the Second World War. White text on a red background. Side two depicts OPERATION OVERLORD, the codename for the Battle of Normandy, and the Normandy […]

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Remade Vintage 1950s Barkcloth Lucienne Day set of 4 orange cushions.

Posted by ellielaycock on March 6, 2011 in Textiles | No Comments

This gorgeous vintage 1950s fabric was hunted last month. It’s a barkcloth in a beautiful rich orange with tree silhouettes printed on top in a Lucienne Day style – very mid century modern! I teamed it with a heavy light grey wool to really make the orange stand out. There was enough fabric to make […]

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