Design for needlework pattern depicting anemones, Francis Johnston

Design for needlework pattern depicting anemones, Francis Johnston

Design for needlework pattern depicting anemones, adapted for the ‘Havant’ design for a table runner
Francis Johnston
Vicars & Poirson
England, London
1930-1950
Charcoal sketch
Museum no. E.1550-2001

Johnston made a rough sketch in charcoal on detail paper as in this design which is both different from the later versions of the pattern and orientated in a portrait rather than landscape format. Johnston’s son, Kenneth, stated that 'My father often drew a design dozens of times before he produced a version which satisfied him.'