This seat cover was designed specifically for this chair and is made in needlepoint with Appletons tapestry wools. It was inspired by Amish quilt design and colours and uses a traditional quilt basket motif.
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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