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African Cushions

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A commission to create five cushions inspired by the clients African art collection, they were not to be square!  I used many techniques and fabrics including free hand machine embroidery, hand dyed and spun wool and hand painted silk.


cushions, free hand machine embroidery, embroidery, 3 d, silk




African cushions detail
Photographer: deborah harwood
(from left, clockwise) antique silk pleated, hand dyed and spun wool, hand dyed silk, cotton and linen, free hand machine embroidery on chiffon, and appliquéd free hand machine embroidered leaves on hand painted duchess satin
African cushions
Photographer: deborah harwood
Cushions on the linen sofa for which they were commissioned for.
African cushion detail
Photographer: Deborah Harwood
Free hand machine embroidery on silk chiffon appliquéd onto hand painted duchess satin
African Chair
Photographer: deborah harwood
Cushion made from cotton, hand dyed in clay, reverse appliqué and free hand machine embroidery
african chair cushion detail
Photographer: deborah harwood

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