hg 6651 wp14,660
hg 6651 wp14,660
hg 6651 wp14,660
hg 6651 wp14,660
hg 6651 wp14,660
hg 6651 wp14,660
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Des hg 6651 wp 14660. Our original artwork is a former working drawing used by a textile design studio in Bradford to create its pattern in woven fabric in the early 1970's. This bright green and emerald coloured gouache artwork was drawn up at in Walbank and Parkin of Bradford the 1970's. The company was a prominent Jacquard woven fabric design house that supplied design services to weavers around the World. They worked on behalf of weaving Mills around the World transforming selected artwork into technical weaves on point papers. The technical point papers were then read to make perforated loom punch card which the end client’s Jacquard machine 'read’ to create the pattern in fabric or carpet. In an age before CAD Walbank and Parkin employed in house artists and jacquard design technicians. Their artists each had a specific hand/style and used traditional methods to paint scaled drawings to the clients brief. Walbank & Parkin also sourced other art from selective freelance artists. It is rare to see any of these creatives sign their work, a common practice in industry. The closest we can get to know who the artist was for this work is the company stamp on the back that registers this artwork as no. 14660 However, we do know that this original artwork was purchased by Herbert Green who were weavers in nearby Silsden, which at the time was still the UK's hotbed of jacquard weaving factories. On the artwork which has a central wear and tear fold crease you will find the technicians pencil lines marking the design repeat, along with the technicians hand written notes on the bottom right-hand side on the mount border. Herbert Greens production number -ref des 6651 is at the foot of the artwork along with the Jacquard machines thread settings. The loom warp thread count is listed on the technician’s pencil notes as 200 x 38 weft threads per inch. The (1400 hook) Jacquard’s harness arrangement wove a 7-inch pattern width repeat. This sett used very fine warp threads with great warp face coverage when 5 or 8 satin weaves were applied. The contrast in the colours in fabric between warp colour and weft will have been sharp. The portrait artwork is mounted ¾ way up on a 200 grm card with, outside measurement of; 16" (41cm) wide x 23"(59cm) high. Internal measurement of 14” (35.5cm) wide x 14” (35.5cm) high. Richard M R Smith April 2021