In Review – Selling Silks: A Merchant’s Sample Book (1764)

08 Dec 2014 |

by Lesley Ellis Miller V&A Publishing, 2014 In 1972, Warner & Sons sold a selection of items from its business archive through Christie’s, and donated a special collection to the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Selected by Nathalie Rothstein, among the […]

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26 Sep 2014 |

This week sees the first National Thinking of You Week. There’s no specific event or occasion in mind, the aim is simply to highlight the joy and emotional power of sending a beautiful, hand-written greeting card, while creating a wave […]

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Did you see us with Janet?

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Summer Belles – the [common] thread #3

21 Sep 2014 |

Summer Belles is an eye-catching hand-painted paper design, communicating the social freedom that many began to experience in the 1970s.

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Birds – the [common] thread #2

11 Aug 2014 |

It’s another take on an avian species for this month’s [common] thread, but birds are an ever popular choice for a motif and Marion Dorn’s are just fabulous.

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31 Jul 2014 |

In Old English, clout was a word used for patch; it later came to mean rag or fragment: ‘Ne’er cast a clout ’till May be out’ i.e. don’t discard you winter clothes until the end of May…or until the end of July, […]

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Trade Show Maths

19 Jul 2014 |

This week we ventured to the lovely spa town of Harrogate for Home & Gift 2014, and our greeting cards took centre stage once more; here’s how it came together at stand H25.

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Flamingos – the [common] thread #1

08 Jul 2014 |

Flamingos have long had a home in the hearts of authors (think Carroll), hotel complex developers (think Vegas), and kitsch gardeners (still a thing). And from stationery and swimwear, it’s safe to say that these elegant and intriguing birds are back in favour; […]

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In the Fabric of Braintree

29 Jun 2014 |

Braintree’s textile industry was all kinds of fabulous. It made quite a mark on the town.

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On the Joy of Social History

24 Jun 2014 |

With the weekend came Coffee, Cake & Memories – not only a celebration of the Warner Textile Archive’s 10th anniversary, but a celebration of Warner & Sons, and those who contributed to creating its legacy. We invited the Company’s former employees […]

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