Oh my goodness, it seems to have taken me an age but I have finally popped these Staffordshire cushions on the website and I will take some to the Knitting and Stitching Show in Harrogate next week …..hopefully I have made enough as they seem very popular!
I first started making these after finding a little Victorian ceramic Staffordshire figure of a dalmatian tucked away at the back of a cupboard in my parents’ house. The thought of a big, embroidered cushion version sitting on the sofa, looking at its muse sitting on the mantelpiece, rather tickled my fancy. He is a little damaged on the base but I don’t think that detracts from his charm.
I have now designed quite a family of cats and dogs as well as a rabbit which is currently sitting on my painting easel waiting to be transferred to fabric. They are all designed so the fabric may simply be stitched up as a cushion or there is sufficient thread in the kit to embroider the entire design – it really depends on what appeals.
Hope you like these little fellows!