Posts Tagged ‘British’

The Somme – Remembering my Great Grandfather, Walter Jordan

Posted by ellielaycock on July 1, 2016 in Textiles | No Comments

From the Thiepval Memorial “JORDAN, Pte. Walter, 16/1186. 16th Bn. West Yorkshire Regt. 1st July, 1916.” My journey into discovering more about my great grandfather, Walter Jordan, began with my gran’s wedding certificate. She never knew anything about her father because he died before she was one year old. On her marriage certificate, he’s named […]

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GANNEX, My Granny and the Lost Mills of Yorkshire.

Posted by ellielaycock on January 8, 2014 in Textiles | 4 Comments

To my amazement and joy, I recently sourced some fabulous deadstock fabric that had been produced at the now demolished Gannex Mill in Greater Elland, Yorkshire. Always one to love a bit of research to uncover the stories behind the vintage fabrics that we upcycle, I discovered that this unique textile is a surviving piece […]

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New KIMONO LUXE upcycled vintage cushions for Liberty Best Of British 2013

Posted by ellielaycock on June 26, 2013 in Textiles | No Comments

Hunted and Stuffed started out originally with a scrap of vintage Japanese silk from a woven Obi (Kimono belt) and an idea about upcycling so it seems really fitting that we can finally announce the launch of our new range of Kimono Luxe cushions! Our boldest pieces are one-of-a-kind works of art that take the […]

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Routemaster London Bus Cushions

Posted by ellielaycock on June 18, 2012 in Textiles | No Comments

I love the iconic design of the classic London Routemaster Bus, introduced in the mid 1950’s and still in service until fairly recently. Of course it would be hard to beat the London Bus that was unveiled at the Beijing Olympics closing ceremony which featured a flip-top lid and Leona Lewis strapped to a stick […]

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Happy Birthday Ma’am – Vintage Royal Cushions

Posted by ellielaycock on April 19, 2012 in Textiles | No Comments

This Saturday is the Birthday (or one of them at least) of Her Maj. Happy Birthday Ma’am! So I thought it might be time for a little round up of what Hunted and Stuffed have been making with the Monarch in mind. I’ve heard there might be a right Royal knees up going on this […]

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Queen Elizabeth II Vintage Jubilee Cushions

Posted by ellielaycock on February 6, 2012 in Textiles | No Comments

Today is the anniversary of the Accession of Queen Elizabeth II and with this year being the Diamond Jubilee too I thought it would be a good time to show the vintage souvenir cushions I’ve made to celebrate all things Queeny. I made this from an original 1953 linen tea towel which was in amazing […]

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Vintage Tube Map Cushions

Posted by ellielaycock on December 8, 2011 in Textiles | 2 Comments

It’s funny how things seem to group together, or maybe it’s a symptom of having a pattern-matching type of brain, but I seem to have collected recently an array of Vintage Tube Map tea towels which I’ve made into cushion or pillow covers. It’s interesting (for me) to see how the maps develop over time […]

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Royale Deluxe – British Royalty 1953 Coronation Souvenir themed vintage cushions by Hunted and Stuffed

Posted by ellielaycock on May 17, 2011 in Textiles | 1 Comment

Inspired by the royal wedding, I’ve been making some unique vintage cushions using souvenir handkerchiefs from the coronation in 1953. For these round cushions I managed to source two matching hankies in cotton featuring flags from all the countries of the commonwealth.  I have used a vintage ensign to make the reverse and have trimmed […]

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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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