Designer: Thomas Wardle 1831-1909
Manufacturer: Wardle & Co.
139 x 134.5 cm (54 3/4 X 53 inches)
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Wardle's father had been a leading silk dyer so he was familiar svith both traditional and modern techniques of dyeing when he set up as a silk and calico dyer in 1870. Wardle met William Morris through his brother George who became general manager of Morris & Co. in 1870 and they became well-acquainted through their mutual interest in traditional dyeing. Wardle uras a founder member of the Silk Association and his wife Elizabeth set up the Leek Embroidery Society in 1879.
Arts & Crafts Textiles in Britain. Exhibition Catalogue. The Fine Art Society in Association with Francesca Galloway, nd. No. 25.
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