Charles Newton, 'British Design at Home', p. 162
"Pat Albeck is a very versatile designer, able to produce traditional patterns such as the acorn logo of the National Trust as well as exotic and almost psychedelic designs like this one. The confident eclectic fusion of brightly coloured and stylized pattern elements is typical of the mid-1970s, combining, in a hard-edges style close to contemporary book illustration, Japanese, Art Nouveau and other elements, all woven into a lattice pattern suggestive of the caning which was popular on contemporary chairs.
The technique of carrying out an entire design in felt tip pen was new in Britain at the time, and reflects the delight many designers experienced with a range of drawing tools newly available. This furnishing fabric was sold in a chain of large department stores to middle and upper income groups."
John Murdoch and Susan Lambert, Summary Catalogue of Textile Designs 1840-1985 in the V. & A. Museum and colour microfiche, Surrey: Emmett Microform, 1986
The full text of the record is as follows:
'ALBECK, Pat (1930- )
Textile, printed. British, 1976.
I. pencil, water colour, felt tip pen & poster colour 61.6 x 73.6cm
Manufactured by Cavendish Textiles Ltd.
Sold by John Lewis & Co. Ltd.