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Wal­ter Crane ties neatly into a theme of this week’s col­umn, as he, Kate Green­away and Ran­dolph Calde­cott were the pic­to­rial driv­ers of the late-19th-cen­tury Ge­or­gian re­vival. At the Lon­don An­tique Rug and Tex­tile Fair from Jan­uary 22 to 27 on the mez­za­nine level of what is now known as the Bat­tersea Evo­lu­tion in Bat­tersea Park, with the Win­ter Dec­o­ra­tive fair below, he will be rep­re­sented by an ex­cep­tional 10ft 5in by 4ft 4in em­broi­dery hang­ing.

It will be of­fered by Meg An­drews from Hack­ney, a new ex­hibitor at the fair, who points out that the em­broi­derer has used the ‘Bur­den Stitch’ in the bas­ket. This was in­vented by Bessie Bur­den, sis­ter of Jane Mor­ris and sis­ter-in-law of Wil­liam, for whom she worked.

Other no­table ex­hibits will in­clude a Teke Turk­men wed­ding rug (above left) from Brian Mac­don­ald (who will talk on Turk­men tex­tiles on the Satur­day at 11am) and, with An­thony Ha­zle­dine, a rare pair of che­nille-and-linen Arts-and-crafts cur­tains of about 1910 (above right), de­signed by Sid­ney Maw­son for Alexan­der Mor­ton of Darvel, Ayr­shire.

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