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 (1889-1965)
Designed for Vicars & Poirson Limited
England, London
1930-1950
Pencil drawing
Museum no. E.1551-2001

Johnston would produce a more final design in lead pencil, as in this case, or in single- coloured pencil (usually blue) on detail paper. This design depicts a pencil sketch of flowers arranged in a circular format. There are pinholes in the centre which were probably made by a compass to get a perfect circle.