Daily Swatch: May Flowers

Colleen Farr Heals

“Water Meadow,” 1964 by Colleen Farr for Heals. At Donnaflower.com (sold out, unfortunately.) Some biographical information about Colleen Farr is available here from Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection in London:

She taught on the Textile Design Course at the Central School of Art and Design from 1966 for over twenty years and became Head of Department. She trained at the Royal College of Art and designed for Liberty from 1953 to 1965. She was their first resident designer. Her success at Liberty was established with the receipt the same year of a gold medal at the Sacremento International Fair for ‘Blackberry’ designed in 1955 and via other fashion fabrics designed for and used by Mary Quant, Jean Muir, Foale and Tuffin and others. From 1962 she worked on a free-lance basis for Liberty as well as Heals, Graftons, Cepea, Tootal and other firms. The Farr donation covers the period 1954 to c.1970 and is a valuable addition to the postwar textile material in the Museum and Study Collection

One Comment

  1. donna flower says:

    Thanks for featuring this piece. I have another length of this that I could list on the website if you would like to update your info.