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Hi followers!
I’m Sarah, the curator at The Design Center, and I started this blog over 3 years ago.  I never dreamed that it would grow to be what it is today.  I was so excited when we hit 100 followers and can’t believe we are almost to 60,000. 
Today is my last day at The Design Center. I just wanted to thank all of our followers for being interested in our collection!  It’s been such a wonderful experience to share our textiles with you.  I’m going to miss running this blog. 
And if you haven’t yet, visit our digital catalog tapestry.philau.edu for more even swatches!
I’ll leave you with one of my favorites, a strawberry print from Jack Lenor Larsen from 1977.
Cheers!
Sarah

Hi followers!

I’m Sarah, the curator at The Design Center, and I started this blog over 3 years ago.  I never dreamed that it would grow to be what it is today.  I was so excited when we hit 100 followers and can’t believe we are almost to 60,000. 

Today is my last day at The Design Center. I just wanted to thank all of our followers for being interested in our collection!  It’s been such a wonderful experience to share our textiles with you.  I’m going to miss running this blog. 

And if you haven’t yet, visit our digital catalog tapestry.philau.edu for more even swatches!

I’ll leave you with one of my favorites, a strawberry print from Jack Lenor Larsen from 1977.

Cheers!

Sarah

Printed floral on cotton. November 19, 1890 by unknown manufacturer. 

Printed floral on cotton. November 19, 1890 by unknown manufacturer. 

Print on cotton. November 19, 1890, unknown manufacturer. 

Print on cotton. November 19, 1890, unknown manufacturer. 

Leaf and polka dot print. Late 19th century.

Leaf and polka dot print. Late 19th century.

Sunflower print on cotton. Late 19th century (or 1995?)

Sunflower print on cotton. Late 19th century (or 1995?)

Floral and leaf print on cotton. Late 19th century.

Floral and leaf print on cotton. Late 19th century.

Pink branch print on cotton. Late 19th century.

Pink branch print on cotton. Late 19th century.

Calladium leaf print on cotton. Late 19th century.

Calladium leaf print on cotton. Late 19th century.

Roses and ribbons print on cotton. Late 19th century.

Roses and ribbons print on cotton. Late 19th century.

Geometric print on cotton. Late 19th century.

Geometric print on cotton. Late 19th century.

Floral print on cotton. Late 19th century.

Floral print on cotton. Late 19th century.