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Marion Dorn: Illustrations for William Beckford’s Vathek, 1929

  Back in the 1980s I was working on my PhD on the American textile designer Marion Dorn and was in New York where I interviewed Yvonne McHarg, a food stylist, who had known Dorn back in the 1930s through … Continue reading

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Antique Textile Fair, Manchester Sunday 30th April, 2017

I am getting ready for the 25th Textile Society’s Antique Textile Fair. I think I must have been to most of them and sold for the first time last year. It’s a fantastic event. I have some gorgeous vintage clothing … Continue reading

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Robert Stewart designs for Liberty

One of my favourite fabric designers of the 1950s is the Scot, Robert Stewart (1924-1995). Born in Glasgow, Stewart studied at Glasgow School of Art and taught there from 1949, becoming the Head of Printed Textiles. Stewart had a distinguished career … Continue reading

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New items for sale

I have been adding items to my Etsy shop over the last week – so please take a look. Most of the fabrics I am selling are items from M’s collection (you can read about this here). They came from … Continue reading

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Alastair Morton : designing for Horrockses Fashions

Over the years that I have been researching Horrockses Fashions I have collected examples of the company’s output and probably top of my list of favourites are dresses made from the glorious designs of Alastair Morton who was a key … Continue reading

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Back to the Drawing Board

For the past few months I have been acting as a consultant for this exhibition currently on show at Keele University, Staffordshire, which showcases the work of textile designer Pat Albeck and her late husband, theatre designer Peter Rice. Their … Continue reading

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New coaster designs added.

I have added some new designs – these coasters make great Christmas gifts for lovers of vintage. To find out more information visit the Selling page.

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