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Textile work by GSA students and staff

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  • 20th century

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 known, others are yet to be identified.

Blackwood, Jilli

Weaving Sample

Two faced woollen fabric in cream and light brown shades with bands of geometric pattern created by different weave types and subtle gradations in colour between bands.

Wajerski, Elizabeth

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

Sample woven with cotton threads and long-haired mohair-like yarn in shades of yellow and green that form a design of bands. On the face side some of the long-haired yellow yarn has been pulled to create a pattern of serrated diagonals.

MacLaughland, Inez

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

Plain weave sample woven in shades of brown forming a design of puckered vertical bands and supplementary discontinuous wefts made of fabric ribbons in different colours. With loose supplementary warps and wefts in a variety of colours on the reverse.

Crossan, Kathryn

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

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, Kate Hobson

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, Kate Hobson

Weaving Sample

Double-faced fabric woven in four sections, with cream warp threads and stripes of beige, light brown, grey, blue, and pink yarns used in sections of the weft, creating a patchwork effect of striped and plain coloured blocks.

Horn, Jean

Weaving Sample

Woollen woven sample in shades of cream, grey and black of possibly undyed yarn. Combinations of plain weave and twill weave form different bands of geometric design.

Whittle, Rhona

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

Evenly woven cream woollen fabric, with different gauges of yarn and simple variation in weave type to create bands of pattern and texture.

Wajerski, Elizabeth

Weaving Sample

Brightly coloured evenly woven fabric of blue and light purple warp and lime green, red, yellow and deep purple weft. Geometric design of stripes created by different colours and weave types.

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 weaving sample with a geometric design of repeating bands of chevron-like figures. Woven with cotton thread in shades of blue and purple with supplementary warps in bright orange shades forming the pattern. A label is attached to the item which reads 'Samanth Goates, 1990', however, this is a misattribution.

Not available / given

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 as her entry for the RSA's Industrial Design Bursaries Competition in Furnishing Textiles.

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 loosely woven fabric in shades of dark pink (warp), grey, teal and lemon, with ribbons of pale blue, pale pink and black woolen yarn incorporated. The inclusion of thicker fabric ribbons adds texture and pattern to the fabric and a light stripe effect is created using the claret pink warp threads.

Maclean, Derek B S

Weaving Sample

Double-faced tightly woven sample made with woollen yarn in shades of cream, grey and black. The design consists of vertical bands with horizontal stripes that form different sections.

Henderson, Caroline

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 background.

Neil, Claire

Weaving Sample

Sample woven in basketweave with fine white thread. Supplementary weft cords made of pink or blue yarn, white fabric ribbons and metallic-like threads form a pattern of stripes.

Crossan, Kathryn

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

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