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7th May 2024

There is a fine exhibition (until May 2025) of fabrics designed by Shirley Craven (b.1934) at The Whitworth in Manchester, which has an exceptionally good textile collection. It features many of her 1960s designs for Hull Traders, which was co-founded in 1957 by Tristram Hull. It is just a coincidence that Shirley Craven and Pat Albeck, who also designed for them, were both from Hull and studied at Hull School of Art before the RCA. This is 'Simple Solar' (1967), a hand screen-printed cotton satin by Shirley Craven. 

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