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Le Bosquet

  • Object:

    Furnishing fabric

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (All Hull Traders cloth was sourced from UK mills. , made)

  • Date:

    (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Craven, Shirley, born 1934 (designer)
    Hull Traders Ltd. (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed cotton satin

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Council of Industrial Design

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.460-1963

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

From 1960 Shirley Craven (b.1934) worked as a design and colour consultant for the avant-garde textile manufacturers, Hull Traders Ltd and in 1963 became a director of the firm. She is noted for her strong, abstract designs several of which, including this example, received Council of Industrial Design Awards in the 1960s. She taught textile design at Goldsmiths College from the early 1960s until 1994.

Hull Traders Ltd of Trawden, Colne, Lancashire, was founded in 1957 by Tristram Hull to produce short runs of screen-printed furnishing fabrics. In 1980 the company became part of Badehome Ltd which was dissolved in 1982.

Physical description

Furnishing fabric of printed cotton satin in blue and black. Originally produced in 6 colourways.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (All Hull Traders cloth was sourced from UK mills. , made)

Date

(made)

Artist/maker

Craven, Shirley, born 1934 (designer)
Hull Traders Ltd. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Printed cotton satin

Dimensions

Length: 111 in, Width: 50 in

Object history note

Won Design Council award in 1960.

Descriptive line

Furnishing fabric 'Le Bosquet' of printed cotton satin, designed by Shirley Craven, made by Hull Traders Ltd., Great Britain, 1959

Materials

Satinised cotton

Techniques

Printed

Categories

Textiles; Interiors; Design Council Award Winner

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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