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Laid Work Embroidery Panel
Block printed chintz skirt
Patchwork Cot Coverlet
Patchwork Bed Coverlet
Commercial sample of cotton furnishing fabric with a chintz style pattern
Length of Turkey Red floral printed cotton dress fabric
Rosebank Mill 'Dairy Book' of fabric samples and notes, 1825
Rosebank Mill 'Dairy Book' of fabric samples and notes, 1832-1833
Whalley Abbey Vestments
28 October 2023 01:47
Agreed, I was fascinated to see so many new developments being experimented with like the lapis prints, the rainbow gradients and trying out new colour combinations. I really hope more research and digitisation can be done on these books because they are such a treasure trove!
24 October 2023 13:51
You’re right, I remember them using a parachute when I was at Primary School and the colours really are similar!
4 October 2023 14:11
I loved looking at the old photographs and listening to the audio excerpts, it really brought the workers to life.
I was also really interested to see the H.W.Trickett Ltd slipper advert; we have an almost identical pair of slippers to style no.38 in the collection here at Gawthorpe Textiles Collection! The quilted satin and fur lining must have felt very luxurious in addition to being cosy. I’ve attached an image of them along with another pair that came from the same donor.
21 February 2023 13:38
Turkey Red gives such a beautiful and vibrant red that seems to work well with so many other colours. I think I have a few examples of Turkey Red prints in an antique patchwork fragment I bought a few years ago. There are some really interesting prints used in it including this paisley print with what I believe is a Turkey Red background.