Venue Morning Room, Elmhirst Centre
Running time 120 minutes
Next date 19th October 7:30 pm
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About this talk
19 October 7.30pm
In the 1920s Dorothy Elmhirst, who along with her husband Leonard founded modern-day Dartington Hall, commissioned the two pioneering English textile designers Phyllis Barron and Dorothy Larcher to provide decorations for her home. They were at the forefront of a revival of hand block-printing in Britain predominately using natural dyes, and their clients included Coco Chanel, the Duke of Westminster, Winchester Cathedral and Girton College, Cambridge.
Sarah will tell the story of Barron & Larcher’s unique creative partnership and how they developed their block-printing workshop through many wonderful experiments, failures, disappointments, discoveries and special friendships.
Sarah Burns is a pattern-maker, textile printer and teacher. She studied Politics at Jesus College, Cambridge and Textile Design at Chelsea College of Art. Her fabrics are inspired by natural, seasonal materials and the places near where she lives and works on the South Downs.
She is passionate about slow, local production that creates beautiful fabric and is kind to our environment. Her seasonally dyed and hand block-printed fabric collection is available from the Guy Goodfellow Collection as well as from www.dorafabrics.com. She designs patterns for commission, including for Dartington Hall and the Virginia White Collection.
This talk accompanies our Slow Beauty course with Lou Tonkin who uses these innovative textile techniques, natural dyes and hand-cut blocks – which are beautiful and slow.
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