Thursday, 3 February 2011

Lyrebird Cushion Commission

At the Handmade Market in December last year I was approached to create a cushion with a Lyrebird design.

At first there was some confusion over the image as I was in 'screenprinting' mode and thought that I had been confused with Formosa Textiles, who screenprints lovely images of Australian birds. But we eventually worked out that the Lyrebird cushion was to be similar to a design that I had created for my friend Jules earlier in the year for my patchwork group. (below)

The cushion design includes a number of techniques: applique, hand embroidery and machine embroidery onto natural coloured linen. The back of the cushion is an olive linen to compliment and contrast the colours on the front of the cushion.

I was very happy with the end result and I have a feeling it could be the beginning of a new range. Keep your eyes out for new Lyrebird designs which may make their way to the next Handmade Market on 19 February.


  1. Oh it's gorgeous Kate, just beautiful!! Love Posie

  2. Very nice. Is there no end to your talents, Smiley?



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