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The Art behind Textile Point Paper

Before the advent of computer-aided design (CAD), drawings of woven textile patterns were translated by craftsmen onto special graph paper called point papers. It was these detailed point paper drawings that were then read by textile technicians who cut the weaving instruction cards that were placed onto the weaving looms.

To delight the curious, the Point Paper Art Company has selected designs from their archive collections to breathe new life into this historical textile craft. They are proud to bring the lost craft of point paper drawing and its beautiful art from textile history to a new audience.

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This small selection of art was originally drawn up during the 1960s-70s by designers who worked for or were subcontracted by Jacquard design companies in West Yorkshire’s Aire Valley at the time.

Using modern CAD systems, the original hi-res scans of these working drawings have had some TLC to enhance their appeal as Prints.

We have chosen 20 original textile artworks, from our Archives, that we feel truly reflect the retro designs, patterns and use of colour of the time.

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Our limited edition life-size prints replicate, as closely as possible, the original point paper textile document sizes from our archive.

 We have produced just 24 of each of our chosen designs giving you the chance of owning a fabulous piece of textile history that has a certain degree of exclusivity worldwide.

Your new artwork will not just be a stunning, decorative focal point, it will also create a fabulous topic for discussion for all who see it.

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