Colourful Pattern Books

We’ve blogged before about the archive of Edmund Potter & Company, calico printers from Glossop (D1589 in our catalogue). Now the Victorian and Edwardian pattern books are in conservation to be re-packaged and we’re finding it hard not to spend time admiring the sumptuous, vibrant, colourful patterns while we make boxes for them out of archival card. I’m sure you can see why!

Bold flowers were very popular

But there were more delicate patterns too

And just look at those pinks and yellows!

I can’t help wondering what the sewers in The Great British Sewing Bee would make with these.

Anyone for tennis?

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