TitlePainted Fabrics Limited, Sheffield
AdminHistoryPainted Fabrics Limited was a luxury textiles company set up by Annie Bindon Carter during the First World War to offer employment to wounded ex-servicemen. The men acquired a wide range of new skills very different from their pre-war occupations including hand stencilling using specially adapted brushes and tools, screen printing, block printing, spray painting and garment manufacture. Mrs Carter's motto for Painted Fabrics was 'Work not Charity'.

The company was wound up in 1959.
DescriptionPhotocopies of items from Annie Bindon Carter's great-nephew (1997), including:
1) Royal Warrant of Appointment of Mrs A. B. Carter to membership of the Order of the British Empire (signed by King George V), 5 Jun 1926;
2) Letter of condolence from the Registrar of the Order of the British Empire to J. J. Carter after Mrs Carter's death, 18 Nov 1968;
3) Printed Order of Service for the dedication of the Chapel of the Order of the British Empire in St Paul's Cathedral, invitation card (20 May 1960) and printed letter to Mrs Carter requesting subscription to the chapel's fund;
4) Three photographs of the Carter family;
5) Typescript account by Geoffrey Cecil Carter of his experiences in the First World War in Mesopotania and elsewhere entitled 'War - In the Land of the Two Rivers' by 'Black Thrice'.
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