barry ward

In 1960 after leaving school I was offered a position with the CPA (Calico Printers Association) in Manchester in their Textile School to be trained over four years in all aspects of fabric design which included putting designs in repeat, finishing / redrawing , colouring and latterly creating designs.

My first job was with Calprina , part of the Tootal Group and after four years became Assistant Works Manager, responsibility to all aspects of design, engraving, colour, fenting and production.

In 1979 I set up my own company, Ward & Co in a 14,000 sq. ft. unit near Old Trafford Cricket Ground, employing 42 staff. The company designed engraved and coloured ranges for: Curtains, Bedding, Upholstery and Wallpaper for various customers for example: Anna French, Monkwell, JP & J Baker, Crowson Fabrics, Textra, Nouveau Fabrics, Ann & Robert Swaffer, Vantona, Dorma, Colourol, Hardy Fabrics, Montgomery, Prestigious, Warwick Fabrics- Australia.

For the past five year in preparation for digital printing s I have hand painted many designs and collections using watercolours and acrylics for furnishings, wallpapers and cushions. The designs and collections are now being licensed and marketed by Arley House Textiles Ltd.

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The Old Smithy
Mobberley Road
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