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VERA TEXTILES

  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 […]

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BOOK REVIEW: LIBERTY IN THE FIFTIES & SIXTIES

I’ve just bought some vintage Liberty fabric. Woo. It was a combination of going to Merton Abbey Mills and the purchase of Liberty & Co. in the Fifties and Sixties: A Taste for Design (A. Buruma 2009) that did it. The fabric I bought was made by Liberty of London Prints Ltd, although the book doesn’t […]

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MERTON: HOME OF LIBERTY AND MORRIS

I’ve spent a bit of time reading through a new book I’ve just bought on Liberty in the 50’s and 60’s and to my surprise Liberty fabrics were actually printed just down the road from where I live! And upon further investigation William Morris also printed there. For the last three years I’ve been navigating […]

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OUT & ABOUT IN LONDON

Living in London you sometimes feel like you have the world at your feet. There are so many things to do of a weekend – visiting museums, concerts, shops, restaurants…the list goes on…and do I ever get off my arse and explore the beautiful city that is London? Well this weekend I am. I’m going […]

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VISITING PAUSA IN GERMANY

Recently I visited the Pausa Textile Factory in Germany. I’d never heard of Pausa before setting out on this European textile research project. Set up by a Jewish community at the turn of the century Pausa was one of the most influential textile manufacturers in Europe. During it’s reign it was responsible for creating political […]

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