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After leaving art school in 1957, Kate Beaver took inspiration from Aubrey Beardsley (an English illustrator and author) and began appliquéing dresses with Art Nouveau designs. The process was so time-consuming that she soon moved to block-printing. Kate and her artist partner, worked from their home in Dorset, running a dressmaking and screen-printing business throughout the Seventies. Her designs were always period inspired.

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from a 1970s caftan in the 'Little People' pattern -  Courtesy of catwalkvintage

from a 1970s caftan in the ‘Little People’ pattern

Courtesy of catwalkvintage