Soon after being introduced to the British Arts & Crafts Movement, I began to see examples of screens that caught my attention. These screens were designed to be used as room dividers and /or to reduce the drafty conditions often found in homes at the turn of the last century. Others acted as fire screens to block the draft from a fireplace when not in use. Decorative screens manufactured by Shapland & Petter and those created by designers such as E.A. Taylor and M.H. Baillie Scott enticed me to want to make a similar screen of my own.