What a busy few weeks I’ve had! I feel like I haven’t stopped. Luckily I’m off this week, so I’m able to catch up on this and some paper work. However on that hot a sticky Thursday, I spent the afternoon at the Business Design Centre in Islington.
It’s the first time I’ve ever attended the London Textile Fair so I wasn’t sure what to expect. What a treat though!
Amongst all the stalls, I found a vintage archive tucked away in the print section. They had the most beautiful 18th and 19th century swatch books full of hand painted print samples. Unfortunately, I was unable to take a photo due to copyright etc but I got a card and hopefully I’ll be able to visit them some time this year. It’s great to meet other archivists. Sometimes I feel like I’m the only one!