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Painted Fabrics Limited
Dates: 1915 - 1959
Biographical Account: Painted Fabrics Limited was set up after the First World War by Annie Bindon-Carter, following on from her experiences running painting classes with injured soldiers at the Wharncliffe War Hospital in Sheffield. She became very aware that those with amputations or severe arm and leg injuries were often unable to return to their pre-war work. The company employed injured men and provided accommodation for them and their families. Using specially adapted tools and equipment, the men were taught how to make beautiful hand-painted and printed clothes, curtains and other textiles.  These were sold at exhibitions, a few select shops like Liberty’s in London, and to individuals as private commissions.
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