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tray cloth


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Object Name tray cloth
Collection Goldsmith Textile Collection & Constance Howard Gallery: Object Collection
Date late 1950s, 1960s
Brief Physical Description A small rectangular cloth in a pale blue open weave linen with a pulled thread work decoration at both ends and as a border. Select this link for more description information.
Id Number Current Accession 1002
Location Creation Site British Isles
Subject embroidery, weave, domestic textiles, tray cloth, table mat, British
Measurements Dimensions 610mm x 390mm
Number Of Items 1
Materials Used (aat) cotton, linen
Content And Subject Information This tray cloth is typical of the kind of domestic textile made during the nineteen-sixties. The design and choice of embroidery would have been influenced by the wave of interest in Scandinavian design prevalent at the time. It is possible that the tray cloth was embroidered from a design in one of the many books, periodicals or pamphlets published during that period, many of which were published by Coates in conjunction with the Glasgow School of Art, or Bromley School of Art as part of the Needlework Development Scheme.Scandinavian design with its simplicity and freshness provided a new beginning for many designers after the two World Wars. Simple lines and clean colours swept away the remnants of the visually convoluted Victorian period and opened a path to a bright new future.
Production Information Embroidered by a woman in a domestic situation from directions published in a book or periodical produced by a commercial design source.It is possible this was made as a wedding gift.
Rights Goldsmiths College, University of London. Constance Howard Resource and Research Centre in Textiles.
Techniques Used (CH) pulled thread work
 

 

 

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