The Product: Kashmiri cream and grey handmade crewelwork cushions
These cream and grey handmade crewelwork cushions from Kashmir are both smart and eclectic. The cushions are made from a hand-embroidered panel of Kashmiri crewelwork, sourced in India. The lattice pattern will add texture and detail to any sofa, armchair or bed.
It’s always a delight when we open a box of samples for our photoshoots. Often, designs were selected months previously. Chosen for looks and style? Yes. But also for quality, originality and a fascinating, authentic backstory. These crewel-work cushions from Samarkand Design do not disappoint. They are beautifully handmade. A decorative panel of neatly hand-embroidered, Indian, crewel-work adorns the front. The reverse is made using sturdy, coordinating cream cotton. This same cotton is also used for the piping.
We love the eclectic, ethnic-inspired feel of these cushions. Their tailored looks means they are equally at home in relaxed, ‘boho’ surroundings and smart, elegant drawing-rooms.
First, the textural nature of crewel-work contrasts well with plain velvet or linen-look upholstery. Pale grey and white work particularly well with mossy green, raspberry or navy to airforce blue upholstery fabric. Check out the upholstery fabric options at Sofa Workshop, Sofa.com or Arlo & Jacob for example. Furthermore, we’d confidently team these muted grey crewelwork cushions with stripes or florals. Above all, be sure to mix pattern scales.
Never feel you must dress your sofa with supplementary scatter cushions to match upholstery. Often, these are optional add-ons when buying a new sofa. Always, create an original look. Even more, assemble your own ‘cast of cushions’. Buy from different fabric houses. Create the perfect look and comfort level.
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The cushion measures 50cm x 50cm. The plain cotton reverse conceals a discreet zip. The cushion comes with a duck-feather-filled pad. Dry clean only.