Monday, June 13, 2011
Fabulous British Fabrics
Shirley Craven and other designers at the Hull Traders textile company produced some of the most original and popular fabrics in Great Britain at mid-century. With their big, bold patterns and bright colors, with long vertical repeats, the fabrics — silk-screened by hand — were most commonly used as drapes for the new modernist buildings of the time, a perfect foil for enormous windows and stark interiors. Here are a few fabrics produced by Hull Traders. For the full story of Shirley Craven and Hull Traders, see the Summer 2011 issue of Modernism.