Lawrence, Madeleine C,
Liberty & Co. Ltd, about 1930
Sample of a textured printed cotton dress fabric known as 'Runis' Crepe designed by Madeleine Lawrence of the Silver Studio and sold by Liberty in the early 1930s for 2 shillings and 11 pence per yard. The anemone design was registered with the Board of Trade between 1927 and 1932 and Liberty used it to produce cotton, linen and silk dress fabrics in a number of different colourways and in three weights of fabric: silk, linen and, as here, in a lightweight cotton. In silk-chiffon, cotton or modern rayon these types of patterns offered a delicate or practical choice for a 1930s summer dress or tea gown.