International Textile Collection

Sample Pattern Book Collection



Silks collected by the Department

There are over 900 sample pattern books and folios containing elaborate Jacquard woven and printed silks, woollen and worsted fabrics. These were collected by Department staff including Professor John Beaumont and his son Professor Roberts Beaumont in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Additional pattern books have been collected in recent years. These are a major source of both British and European historic design trends.




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