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Top 25 Art Blog - Creative Tourist

Georgia Tackacs

Some people might think of looking at wallpaper as an activity on a level with watching paint dry. A visit to the ‘Very Sanderson’ at the Fashion and Textiles Museum will revolutionise such indifference. Here, see cost a chronological record of what are acknowledged as the most prestigious papers and fabrics in the world are on display; a sumptuous vindication of Sanderson’s commitment to excellence and innovation. 

Sanderson began as importers of paper, first from France and later from Japan and Germany. These early papers are in such fine condition it’s hard to believe that they are over a hundred years old. By the end of the nineteenth century the firm was established as a manufacturer of papers; there are interesting prints showing hand-blocking and other processes in the early factories.

The production and provenance of the papers is carefully explained and you can see the logbooks of individual designers; the details of costs and materials itemized in lovely copperplate handwriting. 

As a fashion commentator, one of the fascinating insights for me is the way in which older, ‘archive’, designs are becoming fashionable with a new generation. One of my favourite fabric designs, ‘Early Tulips’ originally produced in 1929, is being relaunched this year. 

Almost as attractive as the materials is a striking collection of advertisements. It’s impossible not to be impressed by the one showing Petula Clarke in her richly Sandersoned Swiss chalet. 

So before you embark on any decorating plans this summer, visit 150 years of delicious Sanderson design. 

Wednesday – Sunday, 11am – 6pm (Last admission 5.15pm)

Some people might think of looking at wallpaper as an activity on a level with watching paint dry. A visit to the ‘Very Sanderson’ at the Fashion and Textiles Museum will revolutionise such indifference. Here, pharmacy a chronological record of what are acknowledged as the most prestigious papers and fabrics in the world are on display; a sumptuous vindication of Sanderson’s commitment to excellence and innovation. 

Sanderson began as importers of paper, first from France and later from Japan and Germany. These early papers are in such fine condition it’s hard to believe that they are over a hundred years old. By the end of the nineteenth century the firm was established as a manufacturer of papers; there are interesting prints showing hand-blocking and other processes in the early factories.

The production and provenance of the papers is carefully explained and you can see the logbooks of individual designers; the details of costs and materials itemized in lovely copperplate handwriting. 

As a fashion commentator, one of the fascinating insights for me is the way in which older, ‘archive’, designs are becoming fashionable with a new generation. One of my favourite fabric designs, ‘Early Tulips’ originally produced in 1929, is being relaunched this year. 

Almost as attractive as the materials is a striking collection of advertisements. It’s impossible not to be impressed by the one showing Petula Clarke in her richly Sandersoned Swiss chalet. 

So before you embark on any decorating plans this summer, visit 150 years of delicious Sanderson design. 

Wednesday – Sunday, 11am – 6pm (Last admission 5.15pm)

18 and a student from, for sale and studying in, page the beautiful City of Cambridge. In September I’ll be moving to London to study English and to follow my dream of becoming a journalist. When I am not studying, I immerse myself in writing articles and maintaining my blog, Pretty Divine. I also enjoy designing/making clothes, photography and styling. To be able to channel those interests more in the future would be wonderful. My two passions are fashion and climate change. I believe in the power of words. Everyone should read Vivienne Westwood’s manifesto.

www.prettydivine.blogspot.com
prettydivine@hotmail.co.uk