Commercial Licensing

We have an extensive archive of over 1,000 pattern books containing a multitude of designs dating from the 19th and 20th centuries. Patterns range from beautiful historic paisleys, and the iconic Macclesfield Stripe to 1930s-50s kitsch designs and modern abstracts.

Please contact [email protected] for more information on licensing our collections.


Hobbs

Hobbs

The museum has been collaborating with Hobbs of London, who created a beautiful new range of clothing and accessories using old designs from our pattern book archive.

Originally intended for handkerchiefs and scarves, our abstract masculine 1920s patterns and quirky 1930s conversational designs were transformed by Hobbs into modern women’s clothing.
See our original pattern book 1930s dalmatian now gracing scarves, umbrellas and socks.

Hobbs

Hobbs

Images of foxes in a 1930s design from Langley Printworks have been re-imagined into stylish blouses, dresses and scarves.

Hobbs

Hobbs

The popular fox cream colourway was a sell out online.

Hobbs

Hobbs

Our abstract masculine 1920s pattern design has been reimagined by Hobbs into modern women’s clothing.