Kelmscott Design No. 2 / by Sasha Ward

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This design shows the rooves of Kelmscott Manor from the south, where the huge vine grows. I have included the background stripes that I see in the Oxfordshire landscape, especially now when the low sun shines through rows of trees. I wanted the design block to rotate 180˚, so it could be used for a tape : above is the design for packing tape now in production: below is my installation in the brewhouse window of the wallpaper version of the design with a central section taken out for the corresponding glass panel. I was delighted that the lines joined up and that the white ground on the paper and glass did not make the room too dark.

  Brewhouse window from the outside at dusk, lights on, looks intriguing.

Brewhouse window from the outside at dusk, lights on, looks intriguing.