The materials relate to travels, talks and visits and the sketches and paintings cover scenic paintings as well as motifs and drawings from textiles.
Hilda Breed archive
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- ReferenceGB 2941 2004.8
- Dates of Creation1898-1984
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description2 boxes (35 - 40 notebooks, sketchbooks and journals of assorted sizes)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Hilda Breed was born in Palamcottah, Tinnevelli, South India in 1898 .
From 1938-1950 she taught art, weaving and spinning at schools in Dagenham and Oldbury and at Howell's School in Denbigh. From 1940 until 1941 she worked at Gospels in Ditchling with Ethel Mairet. In 1941 she was made a Fellow of the Society of Designer-Craftsmen. In 1946 she became a member of the Crafts Centre of Great Britain and from 1950-1963 she taught at the Textile Crafts at Avery Hill College of Further Education, London. She wrote numerous articles for the Quarterly Journal of the Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers from 1952-1969 and in 1963 set up a freelance weaver at Flansham Weaving Studio in Cootham, Sussex.
She exhibited widely including annual one person shows at the Flansham Weaving Studios from 1963-1969 ; Weaving for Walls V & A Museum, 1965 , Peter Dingley Gallery, Stratford upon Avon in 1967 and had an exhibition of bedcovers at Heal & Sons in 1970 .
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This entry was compiled by Becky Lyle, Submissions Officer for the project and by Jean Vacher, Collections Manager at the Crafts Study Centre. The biography was written by Frances Lord.
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