HBL Book of the Week: Alastair Morton & Edinburgh Weavers

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Fishermen by Keith Vaughan for Edinburgh Weavers, 1956

Fantastic for textile inspiration, Alistair Morton & Edinburgh Weavers: Visionary Textiles and Modern Art by Lesley Jackson (V&A Publishing, 2012) examines the different textile techniques employed by the Edinburgh Weavers - a group of textile artists who produced some of the most renowned woven and printed textiles of the mid-21st century.

Britomart by Sylvia Priestley for Edinburgh Weavers, 1951
WGSN-homebuildlife subscribers can read our detailed review of the key pieces and techniques described in the book here.

Pillar by Barbara Hepworth for Edinburgh Weavers, 1937
George and Rufus by Ben Nicholson for Edinburgh Weavers, 1938
Fall by Lucienne Day for Edinburgh Weavers, 1952