173 small carpet design sketches and patterns dating from around 1950 to the 1990s. Designs are described as 'Small Section Sketches' and are very mixed in terms of style. Very few are dated or feature a named designer, however there are a few by Mary Quant. Many of the designs consist of two or more seperate pieces of paper and have therefore been catalogued as single items with multiple parts. Where items are folded and stapled or clipped together the size recorded is that when folded. Most designs have been given a design number and some are dated. A few designs in this drawer feature pattern numbers in the form of 2 or 3 letters (eg. 'LEC' or similar), and as such, can potentially be cross-referenced with two design studio record books titled 'Letter Books' (Catalogue reference: STOD/201/8/5/1-2), often revealing further information such as dates and designers.
This description is part of the Design Archive which is divided into the 142 sections, each with its own separate description.