Mice on Linen…
Having completed the ‘Red Squirrel’ cushion I’m now working on the next two designs. I’ve started to put a sketch down on paper for ‘Mice in the Wheatfield’ and I have drawings ready to go for ‘Jenny Wren in the Strawberry Patch’ just working on the composition in my head before I start to formulate it on paper.
‘Mice in the Wheatfield’ this design is on my dining table and I’m gradually developing it into a design that I will cut into Lino ready to be printed onto a cushion.
And here it is the finished Cushion!
Cushions available in the ‘STORE’ page of this site. All are 100% pure linen, Hand Printed and Hand Stitched by Anneliese Appleby. They are available in Stone or White Linen in a bespoke selection of colours (the white linen is also available with a limited selection of ginghams on the reverse side – please enquire for available colours).
‘Oak & Acorn’ printed onto Linen in Navy Blue and made up here as a 30cm lampshade for a central hanging pendant lamp or side lamp.
Made to order
Colours to order
£75/30 cm and & £85/40 cm 100% Pure Linen available in Stone or White
Please contact me to discuss your requirements.
Also on 100% Linen in Stone or White 18″ x 18″
£50 including Feather Cushion pad
(White Linen is available with a choice of gingham backing)
Cushions only available in colours below
Bespoke ‘made-to-order’ colours are available with an addition charge
Order here in ‘The Store’ or please contact me direct
Boxing hares, an iconic image from the English Countryside… I couldn’t resist but design a cushion (maybe a hand-printed wallpaper on the same theme will follow!) with these beautiful creatures set in amongst native meadow buttercups and other flora. These are printed from a hand cut lino onto a lovely pure linen. Out came the sewing machine which has been sitting in it’s box for far too long, and I have made up the first of a series of cushions. There will be more to follow, I have other designs on paper and one or two still floating around in my head waiting to be pencil sketched onto paper.
They will soon be available for sale on the website but please email me if you can’t wait for them to appear. 100% Linen in Stone or White – it comes with a feather pad as standard.
I have recently printed ‘Oak & Acorns’ wallpaper to The Alma Inn in the picturesque village of Linton, Herefordshire. The hand designed and hand printed wallpaper fits perfectly into the setting of this country Inn. The bespoke colour was hand chosen by Gemma and has been mixed to colour-match with their Interior Design plans.
Rather than opt for a ‘feature wall’ they have taken the plunge and wallpapered the whole room and the effect is stunning. It definitely has impact whilst creating exactly the right ambience for a Country Inn.
‘Oak & Acorn’ hand printed wallpaper by Anneliese Appleby with Tartan lamp shades by Jim Lawrence looking gorgeous on the existing wrought iron light fittings
Gemma and Dan Evans, the new proprietors, are refreshing the interiors to suit their tastes and to sensitively redecorate and give a fresh feel. The smaller bar, also used as a snug Dining Room and on occasion for local meetings of the Bridge Club, is now featuring ‘Oak & Acorn’ wallpaper and it has created a distinctive atmosphere in this cosy room with its stripped Oak bar, fireside chairs and inviting log burner.
I will do another feature, with more photographs, at ‘The Alma’ when the room has been fully furnished, then I’ll return with my wonderful photographer and stylist Caroline Potter.
…where the adventure begins!
The start of 2015 will see the development of a new website to launch Anneliese Appleby hand printed Wallpapers. The site has been beautifully designed by Hayley and Tom at the The Sketch Collective. They have skillfully combined all the elements that are needed to bring the hand printed wallpapers spectacularly to the eyes of the discerning collector.
Our wallpapers are all hand designed from detailed drawings and pencil sketches made, often in the garden or in the Herefordshire countryside in which I live. Each of these drawing is then carefully developed, again by hand, into a design that will translate into a repeat pattern for wallpaper.
‘Lupins’ on the landing at Marsh Cottage
Then begins the task of cutting the design into a Lino block. This is a hugely satisfying process but it does take a huge about of care and concentration, one careless slip and some chunk of Lino will go missing causing an imperfection in the design which will have to be redesigned on speck, if possible.
Once the Linocut is complete a first proof can be taken and refinements made to the Linocut if required. The design is then printed, in the customers selected colour, onto a 10 metre length. At this stage we get a true feeling for the new wallpaper design in that bespoke colour. The wallpaper truly comes to life when it is papered into the chosen interior and becomes a striking component of the room’s new character and transforming the Interior.
Our latest wallpaper will feature a Victorian Tile design. The initial sketches and designs are complete and the Lino is being cut. We are looking forward to seeing this printed as a wallpaper as it is a striking design, when compared to the others in our current collection.
‘Lupins’ wallpaper in the studio barn hanging over an old wooden orchard ladder