I was at a little market early this morning and couldn’t believe my luck when I picked up some gorg placemats designed by Vera textiles. I discovered the many beautiful designs produced by Vera last year whilst browsing images on the Vera Textiles group on Flickr.  I was just blown away by the a-maz-ing floral, abstract and bug themed designs produced in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s on linens and tableware. Just my cup of tea.

Vera Neumann, the founder of Vera textiles was an accomplished artist and turned her talent to textile design in the 1940’s when she formed Printex with her husband in New York. Initially they started by printing placements and tea towels but soon moved on to scarves when the linen supply dwindled and silk became available.


These are just some of the many designs produced which I have found. I currently have a couple of books on order from Amazon which I’m sure I will be writing about once they arrive. Can’t wait.


About Vicky Grubb

Once a kitchen table Upholsterer, now a fully fledged tutor, author and hoarder of vintage fabrics. My Upholstery studio is based in Bournemouth, Dorset, where I live with my husband and two tinkers.

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