Post War British Textile Design

 

Jenene, a fellow sewing obsessed blogger went to see this exhibition in the UK this week – it was such a great blog post that I had to share it with you.

This style of prints really float my boat. They are amazing – hope you like what you see. And check out Jenene’s blog – she makes beautiful things.

ooobop!

fashion and textile museum

Today, I took full advantage of my freelance status, ditched the children for a couple of hours and headed off to the Fashion and Textile Museum, near London Bridge, to see Designing Women: Post War British Textiles exhibition. What a totally self-indulgent treat!

The intro to the exhibition:

“Britain was at the forefront of international textile design in the 1950s and 1960s. The art of textile design radically changed after the Second World War and three women artists working in England in the 1950s were pivotal in this artistic revolution. The drab days of the War were transformed by the fresh, progressive designs of Lucienne Day (1917–2010), Jacqueline Groag (1903–86) and Marian Mahler (1911– 83). Designing Women: Post-war British textiles showcases their work beginning with Lucienne Day’s ‘Calyx’ pattern of 1951, featured at the Festival of Britain, and moving through textile commissions of the 1960s and 70s. The exhibition features more…

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  1. Jenene, a fellow sewing obsessed blogger went to see this exhibition in London this week – it was such a great blog post that I had to share it with you.

    This style of prints really float my boat. They are amazing – hope you like what you see. And check out Jenene’s blog – she makes beautiful things.

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