Lucienne Day

I’m wishing I could see an exhibit currently on view at The Whitworth Gallery in Manchester – Lucienne Day: A Sense of Growth…

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A textile designer whose whose career began in 1951, Day bequeathed her collection to the gallery.  This show focuses on the significant role gardening played in her life.  Her daughter Paula told House & Garden “some of my earliest memories are of being around my mother as she pottered on the terrace at Cheyne Walk in the fifties.”

her ‘Calyx’ print garnered international acclaim when it was shown at the Festival of Britain…

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the design features abstract plant forms…

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Her textiles initially caught my eye as they were being used to make “glass towels” which I would have called a “tea towel.”  You can find me scouring markets for towels on my travels to tuck in my bag as souvenirs. No matter the function, her design is eye-catching…

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I would welcome any of these fabrics here OPP…

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Lucienne Day would have reached one hundred years of age in January of this year…

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Have a a great day…

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  1. Love those patterns!!!!

  2. Cathy Boyle says:

    Her Calyx reminds me of the McCarty wind chimes!!!! Beautiful.

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