Designing Women of Postwar Britain

I am so fired up! Just saw a fantastic show at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, of textiles from the 1950’s by three of the top designers of that period. The pieces were incredibly vibrant and fanciful. The best way to describe them is a combination of geometric patterns with plant forms and interesting textures and line work. This was very modern for the times, the designers were inspired by painters like Miro, but had their own styles and interpretations. Most of the fabrics were roller printed, on cotton or linen, and several yards were hanging so one could see multiple repeats.

This type of work is very close to my heart, as I received my degree in textile design from an art college in England.


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