Smocking and its sister pattern 'Threadwork' were commissioned from Cambridge Imprint by the Whitworth Gallery in Manchester to celebrate the refurbishment of the museum and its reopening in February 2015. Among other treasures, the Whitworth houses an important permanent collection of textiles and wallpapers. The designs reference traditional embroidery techniques while embracing a mid-twentieth century aesthetic. Cambridge Imprint paper is printed in England on FSC paper of archiving quality, using vegetable oil-based inks that are kind to the environment. Each sheet is printed in two hand-mixed inks on uncoated 90 gsm stock to create a high-quality matte paper with a hand-printed feel. Each sheet measures 50 cm x 70 cm.
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