What have Sir Elton John, Liberty and Topshop got in common?
The answer is a silk printing factory based in Crayford, Bexley for more than 150 years. Patterns in the David Evans archives are used by designers today. In this exhibition you will see Topshop outfits by the rising young designer J.W. Anderson who uses a David Evans pattern. When the silk printing factory closed in 2001 we rescued many things, saving pieces of silk history from a skip.
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Museum Award Winners Announced
The Textile Society has selected three institutions to be beneficiaries of the 2013 Textile Society Museum Award. Bexley Heritage Trust will receive £3000 for David Evans Remembered.
Bexley Heritage Trust cares for an extensive collection relating to the David Evans company, including pattern books and tools from the factory. This award will contribute towards the digitisation of the pattern books and paper printed samples, a project that runs alongside the Pattern to Print exhibition.
The Fleet Air Arm Museum has been awarded £1409 towards the conservation of an HMS Nairana flag and £600 goes to York Castle Museum and Durham University for Linked By Design.
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