Textiles Inspiration: Barbara Brown born 1939

Barbara Brown, textile design, 1965

Heal’s of London is over 200 years old and has always been a real supporter of new and innovative textiles designers, Barbara Brown was one of these designers that Heal’s championed.

Barbara Brown, textile design, 1967

Barbara Brown is most famous for her architectural Op Art designs from the 60’s and 70’s. the complexity of shapes and patterns is astounding, she has said that she is more of a painter than a designer. Barbara started producing printed textile designs straight out of The Royal College of Art in 1958 and I believe, from this interview, that she has continued to work well into her 70’s! I wish I could see what she has done more recently.

Textiles design by Barbara Brown 1967