18 Jan 2011

WARNER ARCHIVE TEXTILE FAIR


I can really recommend this textile fair at the
Warner Textile Archive. For their website click HERE.

The Warner Textile Archive houses one of the country's most important collections of flat textiles. It features the entire range of fabrics produced by Warner and Sons (including Coronation velvet) from the mid 19thC as well as the original paper designs by some of the country's leading designers and artists such as Venessa Bell, Graham Sutherland, Owen Jones and Alec Hunter. The collection includes a historical and international collection of textiles dating back to the 18thC that designers used as inspiration for new designs. The archive also houses ledgers and photographs relating to the Warner company and its employees. The Archive's Gallery traces the history of the Warner Company and its influence on British textile design.