Leslie Tillett learned textile printing from his father, George Tillett, whose family had been in the textile industry for generations in England. He learned dyeing, printing and finishing techniques, and became an expert colorist. In 1940 he moved to Mexico to establish a fabric printing workshop, Artes Tillett, with his brother James. It was here that he met Doris Doctorow in 1944. After their courtship and marriage, they moved the business to Taxco, an artists’ and writers’ colony, and renamed it Tillett de Taxco. In 1946 the couple returned to the United States and founded House of T Fabrics. Their designs soon became popular with important interior designers like Sister Parish and Albert Hadley,... more.