nicholas rainton – haberdasher

It was his trade as a haberdasher importing fabrics from Italy that allowed Nicholas Rainton to build Forty Hall, money from cloth built the house and gardens where his predecess2006AC7185_jpg_dsors would plant the Lime Avenue and create the pleasure mound and ornamental lake. It therefore seems fitting to celebrate the gardens through cloth. I have been looking at 17th century Italian fabrics and have been thinking about how the colours and patterns could inform my own weavings for Forty Hall.

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