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Author: William Newton (Assistant Curator - Department of Furniture, Textiles & Fashion)
Some of our more contemplative readers might be interested to learn that the Clothworkers’ Centre will also be home to more than eight-hundred pattern books and swatches. The majority of these are held by the Textiles and Fashion section, though there will also be a good number from our colleagues in the Asian Department. The preparation of these books for travel and storage presented a...