Glove patterns

Scope and Content

The collection contains samples of glove patterns (21 envelopes),1 pattern for bedroom slippers, small material samples (7 envelopes) and three copies of Needlecraft Practical Journal (undated)

Administrative / Biographical History

This collection consists of paper glove patterns from the 1940s and small samples of leather and suede. The patterns are in envelopes addressed to the glove-makers. Some of the patterns seem to have come from Mrs F. A. Staite of Carlidnack, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth, formerly of Selly Oak, Birmingham, and some, with the sample material, from G. W. Russell & Son Ltd, Hitchin, a British leather manufacturing company

Access Information

This archive is available for consultation in the V&A Archive and Library Study Room, which is located at Blythe House, 23 Blythe Road, Olympia, London, W14 0QX. The Study Room is open Tuesday to Friday between 10.00 am and 4.30 pm, by appointment only. To request an appointment please email or telephone 020 7603 7493. Access to some files may be restricted; these are identified individually with the catalogue.

Acquisition Information

Gift of an anonymous donor, 2010

Conditions Governing Use

For conservation reasons the photocopying of archival material is not permitted. Archives may be photographed for study purposes only, at the discretion of the archivist.