Tynecastle Canvas

This Tudor Rose pattern of Tynecastle Canvas is one of a very few textile wallcoverings in the Museum’s collection. Tudor Rose consists of a single repeating element, a foliage sprig with a dominant tudor rose along with several smaller flowers. This motif is tightly melded with its repeating cohorts so forms a nice all-over pattern, with no noticeable gaps or voids between motifs. With the way the plant form twists and bends the design is non-directional and would be appropriate for use on the wall as well as the ceiling.
wallcovering, linen, embossed, Tudor rose, Tynecastle, canvas

From the Loom to the Wall

In 1947 the Cooper Union received a sample book featuring the new wallpaper collection designed by Dorothy Liebes for United Wallpapers. The book contains eight different patterns with each shown in multiple colorways. The patterns are all based on the hand-loomed woven fabrics for which Liebes had become known. She introduced color and texture into her fabrics and incorporated unexpected materials such as rawhide, cellophane, bamboo strips and metal threads.
wallpaper, sample book, Dorothy Liebes, loom, embossed, textile, imitation

Eco-friendly Wallcovering

Collecting wallcoverings that are environmentally friendly is an area of great interest to me. Whether made from renewable resources or recycled materials, I appreciate when beautiful things can be made without adding undue stress on the environment. Made from 100% pre- and post-consumer recycled materials, the V2 wall tile by MIO, a company that creates sustainable and socially responsible products, is one of the first environmentally-friendly wallcoverings I discovered.
wallcovering, tile, embossed, recycle