During the twentieth century, Britain had a long tradition of collaborations between its manufacturers and artists. Henry Moore, John Piper, Graham Sutherland, Edward Bawden, Eric Ravilious and many others, all created designs for British industry.
In the first of what will become a series of new partnerships between artists and manufacturers, the Tate has commissioned artist Jacqueline Poncelet to create a textile design in collaboration with Melin Tregwynt.
The resulting fabric – ‘Llarwydden’- or larch, in Welsh- is a response to Jacqueline’s love of her home in west Wales, and also resonates with her paintings. It has been woven in pure lambswool here at our mill in Pembrokeshire and is now on sale in Tate Britain and Tate Modern and here.