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Win a Copy of Designing Textiles in the Mid 20th Century

Books, Giveaways, Pattern Design, Review, TextilesKate Marsden

Giveaway time!

The folks at The Book Guild recently sent me a copy of this rather lovely little book by Rosemary Sassoon, who worked as a textile designer in the middle of the last century - at a time when you weren't credited for your work and it was even harder than it is today to make a name for yourself.

What makes the book particularly nice is that it's written by Rosemary herself, in her own voice (and actually reminds me a little of my grandmother). Rosemary only managed to retain a handful of examples of her work (for the most part they were sent away and that was the last she ever saw of them - it was even rarer for her to ever see her designs on the fabrics themselves).

There's a wide selection of work - both very traditional and that which is in the mid-century style we're more used to. It acts as a reminder that what we all think of as mid-century wasn't what most homes looked like by any means!

The book contains images of Rosemary's work alongside other designers of the time, including Lucienne Day

The book contains images of Rosemary's work alongside other designers of the time, including Lucienne Day

Designing Textiles in the Mid 20th Century by Rosemary Sassoon is published by The Book Guild and available here.

And the good news is that I have a copy of the book to give away! Just enter via the Rafflecopter widget below. UK entries only please and please make sure you have met the entry requirements as all entries will be checked and verified! The giveaway is open now and closes at midnight on 22 November. Good luck!