leo pillow 1996

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leo pillow
1996
drawing, painting and machine embroidery on silk and cotton
30cm diameter

private collection

one of a series of pillows for interiors

square fleur de lys TexTiles pillow 2005

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square fleur de lys TexTiles pillow
2005
drawing, painting and machine embroidery on antungsilk

one of a series of pillows for interiors. The imagery is from the encaustic floor tiles found in cathedrals.

chinese cranes pillow 1994

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chinese cranes pillow
1994
drawing, painting & machine embroidery on antung silk
58x58cm

private collection

one of series of pillows for interiors. This pillow is informed by chinese ornament, and the cranes symbolise longevity

cosmic counterpane 1993

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cosmic counterpane
1993
drawing, painting and machine embroidery on antung silk and cotton velvet
250×250 cm

The counterpane represents the Copernican system of the planets and astrology

fleur de lys TexTile bolster pillow 2005

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fleur de lys TexTile bolster pillow
2005
painting and machine embroidery on silk
40×80 cm

private collection

One of the series of TexTile pillows for interiors. The imagery is from the encaustic floor tiles of various cathedrals.

chester TexTiles bolster 2005

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chester TexTiles bolster
2005
drawing, painting and machine embroidery on honan silk
80×40 cm

private collection

one of a series of pillows for interiors. The imagery is from the encaustic floor tiles of various cathedrals. This bolster imagery is from Chester Cathedral

william lawson pillows 2000

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william lawson pillows
2000
drawing, painting and machine embroidery on silk
60×60 cm

various private collections

Thomasina Beck asked Paddy if she would make up the pillows she drew for her illustration of Elizabethan Project in Thomasina’s book Gardening with Silk and Gold. They were shown at the book launch in Japan. The pillows are informed be the garden plans of designer William Lawson.

henry purcell pillow 1992

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henry purcell pillow
1992
75×73 cm
drawing, painting and machine embroidery on honan silk
private collection

a precursor of the Counterpane for Dido and Aeneas. Made for the exhibition Take a Seat in Kings Lynn