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 photographs loaned by Mrs Wildgoose including:

1. (L-R): Mr Bownes, Bernard Rhodes (the only Norton man at Painted Fabrics) and Albert Wildgoose, Painted Fabrics Christmas show, [1930s - 1940s].

2. Countess Haig on visit to Painted Fabrics watching Albert Wildgoose at work, [1920s] (Sheffield Press photograph).

3. Albert and Alice Wildgoose with children Albert, William and George, 1938.
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