Maud (1913)

Vanessa Bell (1879-1961) was an artist and designer and member of the famous Bloomsbury Group.  I’d seen her paintings but never her fabric designs until I took a trip to the V&A a few years ago.  This fabric is a block printed linen from 1913 and was printed for the Omega group, the commercial arm of the Bloomsbury Group, of which Vanessa was the co-ordinator.


Pamela (1913)


White (1913)

All these three designs for furnishing fabrics were printed in two or three different colour ways, these three are my favourites.  You can view items from the Omega group here on the V&A site, there are over 40 items of furniture, fabrics and clothes and bags made from the fabrics.

Written by Sarah

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