STONES OF BATH VINTAGE TEXTILE COASTERS

These tiny pieces of mid 20th century textile design could be used as coasters or just enjoyed for the beautifully realised collaboration between artist/designer and manufacturer.  Piper designed Stones of Bath for Arthur Sanderson and Sons Ltd in 1959.  The design was screen printed onto cotton using nineteen colours.  A best-seller, it was reprinted several times during the early 1960s in different colourways.

Here are some reclaimed segments from a piece of fabric that probably dates to around 1962 and was most likely used to make curtains. Backed by 100% wool felt, each coaster measures approximately 10 x 10 cm. They are available to buy on my Etsy shop and cost £15 for a set of 3.

And here you can see Piper’s design in its entirety as a repeat pattern.