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Furnishing fabric - Interlace


  • Object:

    Furnishing fabric

  • Place of origin:

    Milton Keynes (manufactured)
    Great Britain (manufactured)

  • Date:

    1966 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Warner and Sons (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Screen printed cotton with glued on cardboard sleeve

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Eddie Squires

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Sample of screen printed cotton with Celtic interlace in red, pink, brown and purple on dark red ground. Three edges are pinked, the cardboard sleeve is glued to the fourth. A typed label on it reads ' THE TEXTILE COUNCIL Furnishing Print "INTERLACE" from Warner's 'Accent on Pattern' Range - produced for Nov. 1966 Eddie Squires, Warner & Sons Ltd., Mappin House, 4, Winsley Street, Oxford Street, London, W1N 0AS '.

Place of Origin

Milton Keynes (manufactured)
Great Britain (manufactured)


1966 (manufactured)


Warner and Sons (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Screen printed cotton with glued on cardboard sleeve


Width: 60 cm, Length: 51 cm, Length: 56.5 cm including cardboard

Descriptive line

Sample of screen printed cotton with Celtic interlace in red, pink, brown and purple, furnishing fabric, 20th century.

Labels and date


The textiles displayed in this Gallery were screen-printed; it is a method ideally suited to bold motifs and vivid areas of colour. The design is first drawn or photographically printed onto a celluloid sheet and then is transferred onto a silk screen by applying light sensitive gelatine to the screen and placing the celluloid sheet with the design on top of it and exposing both to light. Where light has reached the silk screen the gelatine hardens and becomes insoluble. The rest of the screen, where the design has blocked out the light, stays gelatinous and this is washed away, leaving clear only the parts of the screen which carry the design. A separate screen is created for every part of the design which will be printed in a different colour. In production the silk screen is placed over the plain fabric and then the appropriate colour is applied as a thick paste, forced through the screen onto the fabric beneath.

Displayed above to the left:

Sample of screen-printed cotton furnishing fabric
Designed by Eddie Squires for Warner and Sons Ltd
British, produced in November 1966
T.990-2000 [09/07/2001]


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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