Knot what it seems

I’ve seen several very beautiful pieces of shibori cloth lately – cloth whose resist patterns are made by areas tied or stitched and bound into the fabric before being dyed. Traditionally, all through the cold Japanese winter the ladies prepared the cloth… Continue reading

Pattern Power

‘Step and Path, Exhibition Road’

Two more well-known designs from the Collier Campbell Archive – ‘Bauhaus’ and ‘Cote d’Azure’  – appear in yet another little V&A book – this time about Modern Design.

More about the museum’s current exhibition another day. It’s the street outside that holds greater interest for me today – a tribute to the subtle power of pattern……

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