Friday, 27 March 2015

Pat Albeck

Daisychain print
Daisy Chain Pat Albeck for John Lewis


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Anyone else hear Pat Albeck on Desert Island Discs this morning?  She has been creating designs since 1950 and more recently you will have seen her design Daisy Chain recoloured, rescaled and reintroduced in John Lewis to celebrate their 150th anniversary. It graced tablecloths, curtains, bed linen and more, and remained on sale in their shops for over 20 years. You may have also seen Pat's work in National Trust shops on packaging, tea towels and other accessories. What an inspirational woman and still designing at 85! You can listen again to the program here

2 comments:

Kylie said...

Hello Stephanie, I have a couple of really lovely Pat Albeck vintage t.ts. One of them of "The Great Kitchen" in Saltram Devon (a National Trust one from the 70's)
Here is the link to a post I wrote on Pat back in 2012 if you'd like a look-see:

http://lucyvioletvintage.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/vintage-tea-towel-tuesday-and-help.html

there is an excellent pic of Pat with a boomerang! She was a beautiful woman. Thanks for reminding me about her x

Stephanie Thannhauser said...

Wow love the tea towel Kylie and you are right the picture of Pat with a boomerang is fab. What an amazing woman. Thanks for dropping by : )

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