Alistair Morton and Edinburgh Weavers
Founded as an experimental branch of Morton Sundour Fabrics in 1928, Edinburgh Weavers was one of the most important textile companies of the twentieth century. Alastair Morton, visionary art director of the company for over 30 years from 1931, commissioned a remarkable series of textiles from leading British artists and designers, including Marion Dorn, Elisabeth Frink, Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson, Kenneth Rowntree and Victor Vasareley. This evening offers an insight into the genius of Morton’s apt selection of patterns, as well as his own work as a gifted textile designer and weaver.
Kenneth Rowntree, screen printed cotton crepe, 1957. Selected for the cover of Alastair Morton and Edinburgh Weavers (V&A Publishing, 2012)