All images courtesy of Dee Hardwicke.
The artist and designer Dee Hardwicke has created a new Indoor Garden embroidery collection for Anchor based on her original watercolours of flowers, plants and butterflies. Comprising patterns and kits, finished items from the Indoor Garden collection could be fabric-backed and made into cushion covers, table runners or hung as wall hangings.
The ten patterns – which are designed for cross-stitch and for freestyle embroidery – include motifs such as White Blossom, Olive, Nutmeg and Clematis Blue, which takes inspiration from the cottage gardens surrounding Dee's home in the Welsh countryside. The patterns are available to buy from Anchor Crafts. Anchor is offering Selvedge readers a discount of 5 Euros against downloads of Dee’s embroidery patterns by using the code ANCWEB03 at checkout. Full details and terms and conditions below.
Image: Dee Hardwicke's Pimpernel design for Anchor.
Three of the kits are designed to be worked in cross-stitch (on plain Aida cloth), with the remaining three kits being created for freestyle embroidery on half-linen printed fabric. The kits are available from stockists nationwide including Wool Warehouse.
Talking about her designs, Dee explains ‘nature puts colour together so well and in such perfect proportions that I find inspiration whenever I step outside’. Always with a sketchbook to hand, Dee records the plants and flowers which catch her eye throughout the seasons. Whether she’s designing fabrics, knitwear, flooring or ceramics, Dee's motifs always begin life in her sketchbooks, which celebrate the ever-changing British landscape.
Anchor Selvedge reader discount, terms and conditions:
- The voucher value is for a one-time purchase of downloadable pattern/s via the Anchor website, up to the value of 5.00 Euros
- The voucher is redeemable against any of Dee’s embroidery patterns.
- The voucher will remain valid until 31 August 2020
- The voucher is exclusively for use of readers of Selvedge magazine / Selvedge website visitors only.
- Offer code: ANCWEB03 will be required at purchase for redemption. Full value will be redeemed in one transaction (if purchase value is lower than voucher then remaining voucher value will be lost).
- This voucher is non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for cash.