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Textile, Queen Anne's Lace

This is a Textile. It was designed by D.D. Tillett and Leslie Tillett. It is dated ca. 1966 and we acquired it in 2015. Its medium is cotton and its technique is hand-pulled strié ground, screen printed, on plain weave. It is a part of the Textiles department.

Queen Anne’s Lace recalls the simple charm of a photogram, but it is technically multi-layered and complex. The brilliant red background is entirely hand-pulled with the drag-box. Slight overlapping of the bands of color creates pinstripes of darker red. The flowers are screen printed in opaque white ink, while a second screen of just the stems and leaves is printed in red to create a shadow effect. The botanical detail, probably captured by putting specimens directly on the photographic emulsion to create the screens, coupled with the crisp red and white color scheme, give this design graphic punch.

This object was donated by Seth Tillett and Nicole Rauscher. It is credited Gift of Seth Tillett and Nicole Rauscher.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 216.2 × 121.6 cm (85 1/8 × 47 7/8 in.)

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Textile, Queen Anne's Lace; Designed by D.D. Tillett and Leslie Tillett; cotton; H x W: 216.2 × 121.6 cm (85 1/8 × 47 7/8 in.); Gift of Seth Tillett and Nicole Rauscher; 2015-16-3

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