Phyllis Barron & Dorothy Larcher

Girton College, Cambridge

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1 Girton Letters. 19 October 1932 Detmar Blow to Miss K T Butler, Director of Studies in Modern Languages
2 Girton letters 11 October 1932 Barron to Miss K T Butler
3 Ibid
4 Ibid
5 11 October 1932 from Barron to Miss K T Butler 6 21 October 1932 letter from Barron to Miss K T Butler
7 27 October 1932 letter from MIss K T Butler to Barron
8 31 October 1932 letter from Misses Jones and Robertson to Miss K T Butler
9 November 1932 minutes of meetings
10 25 March 1933 letter to the secretary Miss Clover from Barron
11 27 March letter from Barron to Miss K T Butler
12 2 April 1933 letter from Barron to Miss K T Butler
13 8 August 1933 letter from Barron to Miss K T Butler
14 19 October 1933 Barron to Miss K T Butler
15 23 November 1933 from Miss K T Butler to Barron
16 Orpin Gaylard, Marjorie 1978 The Journal of the Decorative Arts No 3
17 Tanner, Robin
18 Ibid
19 Ibid


Anscombe, Isabelle
Omega and after. Bloomsbury and the Decorative Arts
1981 Thames & Hudson ISBN 0-500-27362-6

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Boscene, Susan
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1985 David & Charles ISBN 07153 8524 0

Jackson, Lesley
20th century Pattern Design . Textile & Wallpaper Pioneers
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Mendes, Valerie
The Victoria & Albert Museum’s Textile Collection. British Textiles from 1900 to 1937 (3)
1992 V & A publications ISBN 185177 114X

Orpin Gaylard, Marjorie
Phylis Barron (1890-1964), Dorothy Larcher (1884-1952). Textile Designers and Printers
1978 The Journal of The Decorative Arts Society 1890-1940, number 3,

Powers, Alan.
Modern Block Printed Textiles
1992 The Decorative Arts Library. Walker Books. ISBN 0-7445-1891-1

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The Biggest and Simplest Results
article in Crafts, no 144. Jan/Feb 1997

Schoeser, Mary
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1995 Central St Martins

The Studio Yearbook of Decorative Art 1928, p 185

Tanner, Robin
Double Harness An autobiography
1987. Impact Books. ISBN 0 245 60136 8

Tanner, Robin

Phyllis Barron (1890-1964) and Dorothy Larcher (1884-1952) as I knew them

unpublished lecture given at the Holburne Museum and Crafts Study Centre, Bath

1 June 1978.


If you have enjoyed reading about Dorothy Barron and Phyllis Larcher and would like to know more about their lives and projects do look at The Craft Study Centre, Farnham, Surrey who have the largest collection of Barron & Larcher’s hand block printed textiles, blocks and pattern books. Donated by Robin Tanner, executor of Barron’s will. For extensive information on Barron and Larcher see:

The Victoria and Albert Museum have Barron and Larcher fabrics on view in their 20th Century gallery. The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester have Barron and Larcher fabrics in their collection. My thanks to Frances Gandy, Librarian, Curator and Graduate Tutor for Sciences for making the Barron and Larcher archive available to me.

Walking the Block for a unique poetic biography of Barron and Larcher.

© 2010 Meg Andrews.

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