Unique, bright, colourful and fast approaching its centenary: A large and very attractive portfolio of 37 leaves assembled for the 1923 Crompton Prize for the Design and Structure of Woven Fabrics. Mr William Young of Carlisle attended Bradford Technical College and won third prize with this work. There are about two hundred fabric samples ranging from Tennis and Sports Wear and River Dresses to Gent’s Neckwear (U.S.A.) and Carriage Rugs. These are indexed in the front, see the photographs for the full list. Many leaves also have intricate hand-coloured ‘loom particulars’ (weaving patterns) of the weaves involved.
A unique record of the fabrics in fashion of the time and particularly interesting as the subjects range across all ages and classes of society. It is all neatly presented and complete in sturdy blue cloth-covered boards. A unique item and well worth having.
Author Compiled by William Young for The Textile Institute, Manchester
Binding Bound portfolio
Condition Very good