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Banner

Long multi-coloured banner. Wefts and warps in shades of purple, orange, pink, green, yellow, grey and brown form an abstract design of gradated colours on a cream-coloured background. The warps have been left long in the lower edge and turned int...

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Banner

Double-faced fabric, in an even, regular weave. Grid design on a cream background in rectangles of red, orange, yellow and three shades of blue, with colour gradations in some parts of the design. It also has been quilted to add texture and weight...

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Embroidery

Brown, red, blue and gold coloured thread embroidered on a white cotton ground, with white wool part knitted, part caught down with thread. Red edged and mounted in white card.

Wells, Holson Kate

Embroidery

Padded and embroidered ice-cream cone design in shades of cream and yellow on a cream background with painted colour. Cream card mount.

Wells, Holson Kate

Fabric Development

Competition entry board for a curtain design, with pieces of woven and printed textile in earth colours and green on a cream background, a small watercolour and a weaving grid all mounted on card. On the reverse a RSA Design Bursaries competition ...

Wilson, Alexa

Fabric Development

Fabric development board with drawings, weaving grid, picture of a tapestry showing the inspiration, blue-green textile with orange, maroon and lilac spot design all mounted on card, entitled Hospitality Fabrics.

Wilkinson, Joanne

Hanging

Large double-faced hanging in twill weave with a design of vertical stripes in the upper half and aquarium fish behind a grid in the lower half. Woven in cream-coloured thread with a glittering effect, and black threads to create the design. It al...

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Textile work by GSA students and staff

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Textile work by Glasgow School of Art students and staff, including examples of woven textiles, some of which are most likely to be submissions for degree shows, while others seem to be submissions for an RSA Bursary Competition. Some creators are...

Blackwood, Jilli

Wall Hanging

Woven wall hanging in plain weave with black yarn and loose supplementary warps and wefts in yellow, orange, red, green and black thinner yarn and ribbons of black plastic (possible bin bags). These supplementary warps and wefts form two vertical ...

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Weaving Sample

Plain weave sample woven with coarse woollen yarn in shades of grey, orange, and purple. Supplementary wefts of loosely spun thick woollen yarn in shades of purple, orange and cream is used to create a pattern of raised diagonal blocks.

Carmichael, Catherine

Weaving Sample

Single-faced tightly woven cotton fabric, predominantly cream, with warp central band and selvedges in dark blue. Zig-zag, audio graph style pattern of coloured bands and barcode style blocks of coloured plain weaving contrast with the cream backg...

Neil, Claire

Weaving Sample

Open weave sample in plain weave and basketweave, and woven with cream-coloured yarn and bouclé yarn. With supplementary discontinuous wefts made of yarn and metallic-like thread.

MacPherson, Sandra

Weaving Sample

Black and multi-coloured woven fabric. A lattice work of coloured threads with coloured organza ribbon behind and alternating with thin bands of closely woven black cotton.

Whittle, Rhona

Weaving Sample

Double-faced tightly woven fabric in shades of cream, light brown, pale pink and black twisted yarns. Pattern includes repeat cord of mercerised golden thread that adds a subtle stripe to the design.

Maclean, Derek B S

Weaving Sample

Double-faced twill weave sample forming a pattern of vertical stripes. Woven with different types of yarn, threads and ribbons in orange, pink, yellow, light blue, brown, red, white, as well as supplementary wefts made of satin weave blue fabric r...

Maclean, Derek B S

Weaving Sample

Tightly woven fabric with warp threads in shades of blue and green, with weft in browns, rust and old gold in a geometric design with bands of different weaving patterns.

Paterson, Ann

Weaving Sample

Two-faced woven sample. The face consists of a twill weave in loosely spun green, dark red and dark green bouclé yarn and thinner orange bouclé yarn. The reverse, a plain weave in thin light orange and light blue-green bouclé yarn.

Forsyth, Alison

Weaving Sample

Double-faced smooth woven fabric in shades of orange, green and claret. Shaded green warp threads, varying weave pattern to create banded geometric design.

Clyde, Norma

Weaving Sample

Double-face fabric in cream, grey, pale lemon and shades of pink woven in geometric design. Warp cream cotton thread, weft includes finer, mercerised threads and varying weave pattern.

Hendrie, Lynn

Weaving Sample

Cream-coloured woven sample with design of bands or stripes in beige, brown, light purple or light blue cotton thread or loosely spun cream-coloured wool, alternating between different textile weaves.

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Weaving Sample

Double-faced woven sample with fine brown woollen yarn warps and a design of two distinctive horizontal sections. One section is plain weave with wefts of fine dark yellow and blue woollen yarn with bands of twill weave in fine bright yellow yarn....

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Weaving Sample

Tightly woven single-faced fabric in cream mercerised cotton with supplementary 2 ply coloured weft threads incorporated in blocks to form a zig zag and line, creating a geometric pattern running across the sample.

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Weaving Sample

Weaving sample made with warps consisting of green cords and fine orange cotton thread, and wefts of green leather ribbons, as well as supplementary feathers and strings of silver-coloured beads. Warps and wefts are woven in sections of tightly wo...

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Weaving Sample

Weaving sample made with warps consisting of purple yarn and fine green cotton thread, and wefts of pink leather ribbons and fine orange cotton thread. Warps and wefts are woven in sections of tightly woven or open weave vertical bands.

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Weaving Sample

Double-faced weaving sample in fine cotton thread. Cream-coloured warps and wefts interwoven with multicoloured wefts in red, pink, blue, green, black, and white, that form eight different sections with abstract patterns. Warps and wefts have been...

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Weaving Sample

Large weaving sample with a design of different patterns of stripes and bands in three distinctive sections. Woven in plain weave with fine cotton threads in shades of blue, and leaving the warp threads as fringe. The supplementary wefts of frayed...

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Weaving Sample

Four different coloured samples of woollen furnishing fabric designed for an RSA Bursaries competition in 1980, one mustard/brown based, one maroon, one dark blue and one green.

Carmichael, Catherine

Weaving Sample

Plain weave sample made with cotton thread in shades of cream, peach, and dark green. The design forms a pattern of vertical stripes and bands, with the solid green bands woven with a puckered effect.

Farrell, Jackie

Weaving Sample

Double-faced evenly woven fabric in bands of geometric design in ochre, red, marron, blue and green. Distinctive arrowhead band repeats every few rows in different colourways.

Jardine, Norah

Weaving Sample

Twill weave sample woven with a combination of tightly spun and loosely spun wool. Yarn in a dark orange shade and spun with multicoloured threads and snippets of fabric.

Carmichael, Catherine

Weaving Sample

Double-faced, tightly woven sample with grid-like design of coloured squares arranged in bands on a black background. Woven in plain weave with yarn in shades of pink, purple, orange, blue, brown and black. This sample was entered by Alison Blair ...

Blair, Alison

Weaving Sample

Double-faced, tightly woven woollen sample with checkered design of criss-crossed vertical and horizontal bands in different shades of red, orange, yellow, pink, green, blue and purple.

Sinclair, Christine

Weaving Sample

Single-faced neatly woven fabric in shades of light gold, sand, grey and teal. Occasional mercerised light gold warp yarns give the fabric a slight lustre and twisted two colour yarn also introduced to contribute to pattern.

Maclean, Derek B S

Weaving Sample

Cream and blue woven fabric with small coloured squares of material caught in pockets beween the two faces. Pockets separated by a blue grid pattern of twill and plain weave.

Whittle, Rhona

Weaving Sample

Open weave cream fabric in different gauges of yarn including chenille. Loose basket weave to form an open grid design in two sections, one section with heavier bands of weft threads.

MacPherson, Sandra

Weaving Sample

Long woven sample worked in plain weave and basketweave with fine cotton thread. Cream-coloured warp threads woven with different multi-coloured wefts creating sections of five different abstract designs.

Lillico, June

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