Monday, 1 February 2016

The Hebden Bridge Floods

Selvedge magazine is one of my favourite magazines. Here's a post on the Selvedge blog about two chairs that were made for Hebden Bridge and how they faired in the floods on Boxing Day.
After the flood. This Talking Chair has seen better days!

Thursday, 19 March 2015


The new online shop Jane Revitt Shop is now up and running, making it easy to see lots of cushion and   tea towel designs too. Here are three of the cushions from the Yorkshire coast. There's also one of Flamborough Head. Buy them here.
Whitby Cushion showing Whitby Abbey and the coast
Scarborough cushions showing Scarborough Castle on the headland.

Robin Hood's Bay cushion showing Boggle Hole to the south.

New designs are being added regularly. Liverpool and Brighton and Hove cushions and tea towels will be available soon.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Luberon - Provence

This French map from 1903 shows some of my favourite places.  The tiny hamlet of Les Bassacs that I've visited many times, isn't named, but the surrounding villages and towns are clearly marked.  Les Bassacs is just south of Croagnes in the centre of the cushion.

Map Cushion showing the area around Les Bassacs in Provence,
including Roussillon, St. Saturnin and Apt.

Surprising and beautiful patterns emerge when tiny details of the small engraved map are enlarged.  This map of Vaucluse was originally published in La Grande Encyclop├ędie.

There are also tea towels featuring the same map. You can buy them here.

Detail of the cushion 

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Kirkby Lonsdale and Silverdale, Cumbria


This cushion shows a detail of the 1947 Ordnance Survey map of Kirby Lonsdale on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in the Lune valley. It can be bought here.
Kirkby Lonsdale Cushion


A cushion and tea towel with a detail of the Cumbrian coast showing Silverdale and Arnside is also for sale.


Friday, 30 August 2013

Ilkley and Skipton

This Ilkley cushion design is taken from the 1947 OS map and shows the famous Cow and Calf Rocks on Ilkley Moor to the south of the town.  It can be bought from Nora's, a shop in the Victorian Arcade in the centre of the town.

Tea towels of Ilkley and nearby Skipton can also be bought there.





The design of the Skipton tea towel

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Three Hebden Bridge Cushions

There are 3 cushions showing my hometown of Hebden Bridge. They show the town with surrounding hills and villages, a detailed view of the town, or the whole of the National Trust valley of Hardcastle Crags. These images are all from 1953 Ordnance Survey maps.

The first cushions I made showed a map of Hebden Bridge. They were made as result of the interest in the Map Chairs I made for the local festival, now residing in the Town Hall and Tourist Information centre.

Hebden Bridge and surroundings

Detail of Hebden Bridge cushion

Hardcastle Crags cushion 

Detail of Hardcastle Crags cushion

Hebden Bridge centre


Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Chatsworth House

Chatsworth House in Derbyshire


Chatsworth House in Derbyshire. Ordnance Survey map from 1947