Acanthus & Birds cushion
Needlepoint kit for cushion or chair seat
Acanthus & Birds was so enjoyable to work on I could not wait to get back to it. There is such a wealth of detail to have fun with, it seems a shame not to make it available to a wider number of stitchers. I wanted to include those who might have found the size and complexity of the original hanging a little daunting.
Here we have the excitement of the mythical peacocks and the elegance of the sweeping acanthus leaves in a relatively small area. This little cushion makes rather a strong statement in any room.
We have included a chart to help make sense of the fine details in the exotic feathers.
|CANVAS:||12#/in Zweigart Deluxe printed canvas, 22 x 26in (56 x 65cm) printed in 28 colours
|DESIGN:||17 x 12.5in (32 x 43cm) including 8 stitch plain border
|WOOLS:||Appleton tapestry for the design, Crewel for the background