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Textile - Herringbone Print

Herringbone Print

  • Object:

    Textile

  • Place of origin:

    Liverpool (Produced at the Granby Workshop
    142 Granby St
    Liverpool
    L8 2US, made)

  • Date:

    2015-2016 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Assemble (made)
    Granby Workshop (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Block printed cotton, block is an 18 mm mdf block with ink rollered on in traditional herringbone pattern.

  • Museum number:

    CD.112-2016

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This is one of a collection of objects in the V&As collection made by members of the Granby Workshop, a social enterprise created in Liverpool by the collective Assemble. In 2015, with the Granby Four Streets project, of which the Granby Workshop plays the most significant and highest profile constituent, Assemble won Britain’s most prestigious art award, the Turner Prize.

Physical description

Red cotton printed with herringbone pattern in black ink. The herringbone pattern is traiditional but there are irregularities with angle of lines and edges.

Place of Origin

Liverpool (Produced at the Granby Workshop
142 Granby St
Liverpool
L8 2US, made)

Date

2015-2016 (made)

Artist/maker

Assemble (made)
Granby Workshop (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Block printed cotton, block is an 18 mm mdf block with ink rollered on in traditional herringbone pattern.

Dimensions

Height: 103.6 cm, Width: 147.9 cm

Object history note

The repetitive geometric patterns of the fabric produced by Granby Workshop are created with timber off cuts. It is wood block printing in it's simplest form; wood off cuts are inked up with a roller and printed directly onto the fabric. Some patterns are created using many blocks while other use one. The stricture of the wood is imprinted onto the fabric. The hands of the individual makers interpret the pattern designs, creating variation across the runs of the fabric. The fabric cones in five key pattern styles. All of which are represented in the V&As collection.

Information sourced and adapted from Granby Workshop, catalogue 2015.

Descriptive line

Granby Workshop; textile sample 'HERRINGBONE PRINT', in red, 2015-2016

Materials

Cotton; Ink

Techniques

Block printing

Categories

Furniture

Production Type

small batch

Collection

Design, Architecture and Digital Department

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