Many were produced for well-known manufacturers such as Liberty & Co and Sandersons. We have examples of both printed and woven furnishing fabrics and some examples of dress fabrics. We also have textiles by several mid-century designers including Enid Marx, Lucienne Day, Marion Mahler, Sylvia Chalmers, Barbara Brown, and John Piper, and Phyllis Barron.
Enid Marx (1902-1998) made an amazing body of work, and had an unusually long career as a commercial designer. Lotte Beatrix Crawford talked to Jane Audas about Marx's life and work. [Video]
How people have used the textile collections
Middlesex University printmaking graduate Naima Bakar talks about the inspiration she found at MoDA [Video]
How will textile artists ‘Ceres’ use MoDA's collections as Artists in Residence? [Video].
Textile designer James Francis Millar talks about finding inspiration in the Silver Studio Collection [Video].
Between 2002 and the end of 2005, MoDA completed a major project aimed at improving the physical storage of, and intellectual access to, the Silver Studio textile collection.