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10th May 2024

The fabrics Shirley Craven designed in the 1960s such as 'Kaplan' (1961) often have the quality of abstract art, pieces of which today might be framed, so rare have they become. Sadly, this is true of so many furnishing textiles, often designed by women, whose value was fully not appreciated at the time. More recently, there has been a greater effort to collect and archive these precious fabrics; accounts can be found in books by Lesley Jackson, including her book on Shirley Craven, and on the Haptic & Hue podcast.

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