Sunday, 20 June 2010
I've found an interactive map of the University of Leeds campus and it seems that the buildings of the Clothworker's Court are no longer devoted entirely to textiles.
While the Tapestry was being designed and made, the School of Textile Industries still existed and images were supplied by Professor Johnson and one of his students Emma Lickfield.
Now some of the disciplines are within the School of Design and there is still a Department of Colour Chemistry. This presumably reflects the loss of textiles industries in West Yorkshire.
The first professors of the School of Textile Industries began to collect samples of fabrics back in the nineteenth century and the collection has been added to ever since. Now this resource has been given its own home in the old Grammar School chapel on the campus and is open to the public. A dedicated textile museum in Leeds, Ulita, now nominated for 'the forgotten ones'.
The embroidery was hand stitched and appliqued by Jan Brown (100 hrs).