In Victorian Embroidery: An Authoritative Guide (Morris, B., New York: Thomas Nelson, 1962) there is a peasant tapestry of a tree which is similar in the entwined trunk design to a curtain illustrated in The Artist (November 1897) and featured in the Copse of Peasant Trees post. The piece is described as being designed by Godfrey Blount and made by the Haslemere Peasant Industries around 1900, and being a "linen on linen applique embroidered in coloured silks". This seems to be in private hands, a "Miss E. Hosslin" who ran the Peasant Arts shop in Haslemere after taking over the Haslemere Weaving Industry in 1933. Compared to the curtain in The Artist, this is more elegant in length, has more intricate detailing on the leaves and patterning down the sides and bottom which I have not seen on other Blount tree tapestries.
|Peasant Tapestry designed by Godfrey Blount c.1900|
from Victorian Embroidery: An Authoritative Guide
(Morris, B.,Thomas Nelson, 1962 )
|Curtain of Peasant Tapestry,|
designed by Godfrey Blount
The Artist, November 1897