Textile History

The River & Cloth programme was completed and this website last updated in October 2010.  The information below is for research and reference purposes:

 

 

Paisley patterns printed on silk

River & Cloth explores the history of textile production with a particular emphasis on dyeing, stitching and printing. Click on the left hand side menu to read more about these different techniques, their diverse origins and how they influenced on designers such as William Morris and Arthur Liberty.