Pat Albeck

Kirsty Young's castaway this week is the designer Pat Albeck.

Born in Hull, Pat went to art school there when she was 16. In 1950, she earned a place at The Royal College of Art to study textile design and moved to London. As Britain emerged from the austerity of the war years, Pat began her career designing bold and exciting fabrics for the fashionable dress design company of the time, Horrocks. In the 60 years that have followed, her designs have graced pottery, paper, furnishing fabrics as well as over 300 tea towels - a record which has brought her the unofficial title 'Queen of the Tea Towel'.

Producer: Isabel Sargent.

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45 minutes

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Fri 27 Mar 2015 09:00

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterKirsty Young
Interviewed GuestPat Albeck
ProducerIsabel Sargent

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