Original 1950/60s printed fabrics designed by Jane Daniels (Venables) now made into cushions of various sizes.
Jane Venables (nee Daniels). In the early 1960s Jane became a textile designer after four years BA (Fine Art). Basic design was developing into abstract experimental work that was new to the textile market. The merging of painting and printing on cloth was exciting. Screen printing experiments helped with a new freedom. Developing a paint thickener made from seaweed, can be seen on the cushions for sale. Designed originally as curtain fabrics, these became top sellers in Heals, Sandersons, Liberty, and Whiteheads ranges. A time of colour contasts and flowing free work followed. Wallpapers, carpets, dress fabrics showed the influence of this new movement which now appears as vintage design. High quality cotton fabric of the 1950s and 60s, plus excellent dyes results in these designs looking as fresh today as they did 50 years ago.