autumnal cushions

Autumn Décor: Handmade Embroidered Cushions from Watership Down Crafts

Autumn in my home village of Kingsclere, has always felt like stepping into a dreamy, russet-hued painting. The evening twilight creeps in earlier, leaves whisper secrets as they rustle, and the air takes on that crisp edge. As this delightful season wraps us in its embrace, what better way to bring its charm indoors than with embroidered cushions?

The Timeless Charm of Embroidery

Embroidery is akin to painting, but with threads instead of brushes. It's about capturing nuances, details, and emotions. Over the years, as my fingers danced with threads and needles, I've come to see each embroidered piece as a canvas of love and memory.

Painting Autumn with Threads

Nature, especially during the autumn months, is flamboyant. It showcases a palette of amber, deep reds, burnt oranges, and mellow yellows. I find myself drawn to these shades, yearning to capture the warmth and cosiness they represent. This season, let your living space mirror nature's vibrant display with cushions that wear these colours proudly.

Nature's Muse: From Countryside to Cushion

One of my fondest memories is a walk beneath the shadow of Watership Down on a crisp October morning. The ground was a tapestry of fallen leaves and the trees painted a golden skyline. This very scene inspired one of my cushion designs, featuring an owl perched on a branch amid the falling leaves. Such are the stories that each cushion at Watership Down Crafts holds.

grey cushion with an embroidered owl

 

Accenting Your Space

There's an art to placing cushions. Layer them, mix designs, and play with sizes. Your sofa can be a canvas, your window seat a cosy nook, and your reading corner an autumnal haven. Pair these cushions with knitted throws, rustic wooden elements, Handmade Fabric Storage Baskets   and perhaps a vase of dried wheat or eucalyptus for that cohesive autumn look.

fabric basket with handles holding apples

Crafting with a Conscience

Each embroidered cushion  from Watership Down Crafts is more than just a decor item. It's a nod to sustainability, to crafting with a heart and conscience. When you embrace one of these cushions, you're not only adding beauty to your home but also making an eco-friendly choice. At Watership Down Crafts we use rescued, repurposed, or off cuts of fabric that might otherwise end up in landfill.

In conclusion, as the world outside dons its autumnal attire, let your home interiors reflect the same warmth and charm. An embroidered cushion, a mug of tea, and perhaps a book - that's my autumn recipe for cosiness. I invite you to explore this Watership Down's cushions and find your own autumnal haven.

Lastly, I'd absolutely love to see how you've incorporated autumn into your homes. Share your stories, your photos, and let's celebrate this magical season together. After all, each one of us has a little bit of autumn magic in us, waiting to be shared.

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