Russian Folk Patterns – Part One

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
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  Series on the history of surface design by Julie Gibbons.   I don’t always know exactly what I’m looking for when I start investigating a particular pattern style….

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History of Surface Design: William Morris

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Series on the history of surface design by Julie Gibbons.   William Morris (1834-1896) is best known these days as a designer of sumptuous patterns for textiles and wallpaper,…

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The History of Surface Design: Toile de Jouy

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Series on the history of surface design by Julie Gibbons.   Toile prints have been around seemingly forever; and although their popularity waxes and wanes a bit, they never…

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