Fabrics designed by Cecil Collins and prodiced by the Edinburgh Weavers

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 70 TGA 200015/3/8
  • Dates of Creation
      [c 1940s-1960s]
  • Physical Description
      3 boxes

Scope and Content

This series consists of eight fabrics designed by Cecil Collins and produced by the Edinburgh Weavers.

Included in this series are:

Two pink designs (untitled and undated);

One yellow design (untitled and undated);

Three designes in blue and white (all untitled and undated);

One blue and white design, labelled 'The Fools' (this piece could be 'The Garden of the Fools', 1949, or 'The Fools of Summer', 1954 - both designs were commissioned buy the Edinburgh Weavers);

And one blue and white designed pair of curtains entitled, 'Avon' - this piece was commissioned by the Ministry of Works, for the new Conference Hall at the British Embassy in Washington D.C., USA in 1959. 'Avon' is a mix of rayon and cotton, and depicts eight Shakespearean characters.