The journal of design and manufactures
[Review of patterns:] printed garment fabrics, pp. 54-55
Review of Patterns: Printed Garment Fabrics. 55 cachmere type, the colouring of which is kept low in tone, and in some instances very cool and agreeable in effect, through the absence of the reds. There is more novelty than taste displayed in the arrangement of the majority of the other examples. BRADBURY AND GREATOREX, London (printed for), 3 mousselines de laie. One is very effective, but the others are commonplace. J. BURD AND SONS, Manchester, 7 calicoes. These are light purple madders, and are all far above the average; two or three being very tasteful and effective. BUTXERWORTH AND BRooKS, Manchester, 8 mousselines de laine. These are more bold than tasteful, the artistic element being evidently held as a very secondary consideration, as compared with the mechanical and the chemical. With such means of production, more taste and less guess-work would do wonders. J. AND A. CROCER, London (printed for), 12 calicoes. The whole of these are of a superior character, though varying much in style. The madders are clear and effective. A brilliant navy blue with white figure is an excellent example of clear colour. FELKxiN AND INNES, London, 1 mousseline de laine, 9 calicoes. The de laine is decorated with a chintz ace of clubs! The calicoes are good, five of them being " half-mournings" of a decidedly elegant character. The others are chocolate and acid, and are far above the average. GILLErr FOSTER, AND CO., London, 1 calico, 1 mousseline de laine. The latter, a small stripe with cachmere details, neat and effective. The cotton is well printed, but clumsy in design. THoMAs HOYLE AND SoNs, Manchester, 17 calicoes, 2 mousselines de lane. One of the latter is especially neat, and is a good example of how small an amount of actual design will suffice to produce an effect. The calicoes are nearly all up to the usual standard of this house; seven of them are really very excellent, and an eighth would be so but for the introduction of too much red with chocolate and black. J. MONTEIT AND Co., Glasgow, 3 mousselines de laine, in the small chintz style, excessively loose in effect, the forms being scarcely recognisable. PARTRIDGE AND PRIcE, London, 3 mousselines de laine, 7 garment calicoes, 6 shirtings. The cottons, garments, and shirtings, are all excellent both in printing and design; indeed, we have rarely seen more satisfactory examples. SAL s SCHWABE AND Co., Manchester, 1 mouseline de laine, 10 calicoes. Four of the latter are poor, whilst the other six are just as pretty, and are excellent in every quality. There is an extraordinary inequality in this respect; but there is no reason to doubt the authenticity of the whole. SEEDLEY VALE PRINTING COMPANY, Manchester, 7 calicoes. The whole of these are well printed, and the small patterns are exceedingly neat and effective. TAYLOR, HIAmPsoN, AND Co., Manchester, 4 calicoes. These are well printed and effective, but the drawing is deficient in truth and elegance. THOMsON, BROTHERS, AND SoNs, Manchester, 4 calicoes, 2 mo'ussenes de laine. These are not calculated to sustain the reputation of this house, being commonplace. WELS, COOK, AND PoTrTEr, Manchester, 29 calicoes, 10 cachmeres, 11 mous- selines de laine. The majority of the calicoes are excellent, being neat, clear, and effective. The cachmeres are generally tasteful in colour, and the forms well chosen. The mou selines de laine are generally good and effective. C. WOOD, Manchester, 2 calicoes. " Half-mournings" of an excellent character. We have also 40 examples of mousselines de laine and 27 calicoes, producers unknown. Amongst these are many of great excellence. One mouseline de laine is the best example of artistic printing we have lately seen. The subject is a bramble, and the fruit is well executed. The mass of calicoes preserve the neatness of feature already mentioned, and there are many specimens which it would have given us pleasure to ascribe to their producers.
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