‘Ode to the Ash’, by Cameron Short, is professionally hand-printed in England on natural linen. This beautiful, timeless design is suitable for both upholstery and general soft furnishings - curtains, loose covers, etc.
The imagery celebrates one of our most cherished native trees - the ash. It was created in response to the plight of this ‘Venus of the woods' (the name given to it by woodsmen of old) caused by ash dieback.
The tree stands at a crossroads in a bucolic landscape, surrounded by an array of colourful rustic folk from days gone by. Among them is a herdsman who carries an ash stick to keep the Evil Eye away from his prize heifer, a country girl who, hoping to meet her true love, keeps an 'even ash' leaf in her glove, and a woodsman who kneels reverently beneath the great tree. Accompanying them is, as Shakespeare once wrote, a ‘paragon of animals’ - a fox, a sparrow hawk, dogs, a crow, a shrew, a cow, an owl, a swan, a horse, an adder, a guinea fowl, a badger and a butterfly.
‘Ode to the Ash’ is hand-printed to order. It is available in unlimited meterage - there is no minimum order. Please allow 4-6 weeks from purchase date to delivery.
Colour-ways are Lias Grey and Midnight blue. However, we are happy to order it in Blue grey, Elizabethan ochre or Venetian red (please see our ‘Bloodlines’ and ‘Lyme Bay’ designs for these colours) should you prefer.
Design measures 132cm across. Vertical repeat measures 200cm.
Price is £85 per metre (at present, we do not charge VAT). Postage is extra.
When ordering, simply add the meterage you require into the Quantity box (5 = 5 metres). Samples are £1.00 each.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via email (email@example.com) or by calling 01460 30268. We welcome both public and trade enquiries.
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