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24th July 2019

The Archive Collection from Gawthorpe Hall

This unique and nostalgic collection comes direct from the Archive of the Gawthorpe Textiles Collection.

Archive is a sophisticated range of 5 exquisite print designs, available as wallcoverings, upholstery and drapery.

The designs reference pieces from the Gawthorpe Textiles Collection, acquired around 1920, during the time of the Arts and Crafts movement. Named after 5 ladies of particular significance to Gawthorpe Hall, the designs truly reflect the style of the time, evoking beauty and nature.

Available in 14 colourways, this collection brings a sense of drama and elegance to any scheme.

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The designs of the Archive from Gawthorpe Hall collection come from the Gawthorpe Textiles Collection, an independent charitable organisation, based at Gawthorpe Hall in Lancashire, who manage and engage the publice with the original design pieces amassed by the Honourable Rachel Beatrice Kay-Shuttleworth (1886-1967).

A woman whose life was defined by her commitment to social welfare, Rachel was a firm believer that creativity was beneficial to wellbeing and happiness. A passionate expert on textiles and needlework, Rachel was a prolific embroiderer, influenced by the Arts & Crafts movement and inspired by designs of the past. Rachel saught to engage local communities with the crafting skills of their heritage, by passing on her own expertise. Gawthorpe Hall today stands as a testament to her dedication to the preservation of those local skills.

Based in Lancashire and with over 30 years of textile experience, Rachel's story deeply resonated with the Panaz Team, who have now gifted a selection of Rachel's chosen designs a new lease of life as part of the Archive from Gawthorpe Hall collection. Bringing together historical designs with modern manufacturing techniques, the Archive from Gawthorpe Hall collection represents latest piece in the both Rachel Kay-Shuttleworth's legacy and the textile heritage of Lancashire.