Monday, August 19, 2013

Modern Print Monday:Phyllis Barron & Dorothy Larcher

Block-printed indigo by Barron & Larcher
Mid 1920s
London

Phyllis Barron and Dorothy Larcher ran a London textile printing workshop in the 1920s and moved the workshop to Gloucestershire in the '30s.. Coco Chanel and other couturiers used their traditional yet updated fabrics in trend-setting clothes.

Phyllis Barron (1890-1964) in Vogue, 1926

Enid Marx began hand printing textiles as an assistant in their workshop. See a post on her:

See an essay by Meg Andrews on Barron & Larcher.

The Victoria and Albert Museum has many of their block-printed textiles.

With the majority of them in the Crafts Study Centre


1 comment:

  1. I am enjoying these posts so much--the fabric designs are very appealing to me. Did you happen to see the Masterpiece Mystery re-do of The Lady Vanishes? The protagonist, Iris, throughout wears a terrific blouse with collar, pockets and cuffs of a what I think would be classified as a "modern print." I think the year is 1929, and BBC costumers are usually meticulous about historically accurate wardrobes.

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