designed by Lawrence, Madeleine C,
Silver Studio, 1934
Design for a printed dress silk with a pattern of violets. Drawing a design was a highly skilled, sometimes mathematical process which required knowledge of textile printing processes and understanding of the colour limitations of textile dyes.Drawing a design in several colourways involved a laborious process of tracing, re-copying and re-colouring - a repetitive task which in factory studios was delegated to apprentice or learner designers. At the Silver Studio women designers did their own re-colouring.