County: West Yorkshire
Before the advent of computer aided design (CAD), drawings of woven textile patterns were translated by craftsmen onto special graph paper called point papers. The Point Paper Art company utilises an archive collected over the last 35 years by fabric weaver Richard M R Smith. His family company, E&S Smith Ltd, manufactured and traded in the heart of the Yorkshire weaving industry in Bradford.
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 it’s beautiful art to a new audience in the form of quality greeting cards, notebooks, silk scarves and stunning wall art.