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Dress fabric - Pins and Gloves

Pins and Gloves

  • Object:

    Dress fabric

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1995 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Earley, Rebecca (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Heat photogram printed polyoctose satin microfibre

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Dress fabric sample of heat photogram printed microfibre. Dark indigo ground onto which netted gloves and scattered pins are printed in glowing white.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1995 (made)


Earley, Rebecca (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Heat photogram printed polyoctose satin microfibre


Length: 44.5 cm, Width: 58.8 cm

Historical context note

Textile designer Rebecca Earley has been widely recognised as one of the most innovative print designers of her generation. She devotes her textile label 'Be Earley' to fashion accessories and interiors. Her unique designs have won awards from various bodies, including the London Arts Board, the Prince's Youth Business Trust and the Crafts Council. Earley is also half of fashion partnership Earley Palmiero which produces beautifully printed womenswear, currently stocked in Liberty and Koh Samui in London and stores in Japan. Earley's highly original prints are worn by Bjork, Kylie Minogue, Simple Red, Cher and Demi Moore.

Descriptive line

Dress fabric sample 'Pins and Gloves' of heat photogram printed microfibre, designed by Rebecca Earley, England, 1995

Labels and date

Rebecca Earley (born 1970)
Pins and Gloves
This is a unique sample for a fabric inspired by the photogram. It was made using a heat printing process pioneered by textile designer Rebecca Earley. The pattern was made by coating objects with heat-sensitive dyes and then heat-pressing them onto synthetic microfibre fabric. The metal pins conducted heat and created a ‘glow’ effect, as if charged with electricity.
Heat printed polyoctose satin microfibre
Museum no. T.122-1997 [15/10/2010]

Production Note

Reason For Production: Retail




Printed; Satin weave

Subjects depicted

Pins; Gloves


Fashion; Textiles; Clothing; Europeana Fashion Project

Production Type

Mass produced


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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