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Floral print with plain ground and sprigs. November 19, 1890 by an unknown manufacturer.
Floral print with unidentified pods. November 19, 1890, by an unknown manufacturer.
The M.S. Textile Design Exhibition will be opening at The Design Center on May 2nd! Reception from 4pm - 7 pm.
Floral stripe pattern on cotton. May 7, 1890. Unknown manufacturer.
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.