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Textiles

Textile designs by Jonathan Avery – covering several periods –

1. for Jo and Jonathan’s Tapestry Kit company – Cleopatra’s Needle from 1989-93. Nature’s Garden range. Herb Pillow range. Oriental rug range. Ducks. Woodland Samplers.

Cleopatra’s Needle was started by Jo in 1989 while they lived in London and then Jonathan also became involved with graphic design and photography as well as contributing many designs to the ranges.  It  grew as a wholesale  business supplying craft retailers worldwide including major stores such as Liberty and  John Lewis. They sold the business in 1993  and it is still going  today – now with its third owner!

2. for the buyers of Cleopatra’s Needle – further ranges for a year following the purchase 1994

3. for William Briggs Ltd (Coats) – a commissioned series of the Seasons – 6 designs 1994

4. integral pieces in furniture projects.

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