It’s funny how things happen…
…we were looking at these vintage doll patterns for Oxfam on the internet last night… then we walked into a local antiques centre today and found one!
This one’s called Nada and features a young Algerian girl in traditional dress. Here’s another similar one of her patterns that we found featured recently on the Pass the Pattern blog.
They were designed by illustrator, Belinda Lyon. There isn’t a great deal of information about her on the internet. We know she was working in the 1960s/70s – designing fab stuff – including textiles, books etc She illustrated a number of books by Janet Barber.
In addition to the sewing patterns, she also produced a series of tea towels for Oxfam – this is her psychedelic camel!
We’ve just set up a Flickr group to share images of her work, so if you have any, please share!