London Underground by Helen Knits

A special wedding gift for a couple who love trains.

This is the London Underground cushion that I made for our good friends Laura and Rob for their wedding gift. Since they love trains (and there were lots of nods to trains on their wedding day), I wanted to make them something train themed. I started knitting the base of the cushion on the train when we went to Luxembourg, Brussels and Bruges in the summer. I knew in the back of my mind what I wanted to put on the front, but the back was a mystery until I saw the buttons in a shop in Brussels and knew they had to go on the back. James made the underground map into a chart for me so I could follow it, and I duplicate stitched all the tube lines onto the plain cushion base.

If I’d have had more time I would have embroidered places they have been onto it for the tube station names, but I ran out of time.

London Underground by Helen Knits
London Underground by Helen Knits
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Wendy Aran

Aug - 19th October 2013