[From Blithfield and Co.'s Peggy Angus collection of wallpapers and fabrics based on Angus's early-20th-century hand -blocked designs. Above, Willow; Below, Persian Leaf.]
Furlongs, the cottage Peggy Angus rented in the English countryside, might have once rivaled Charleston in terms of its unconventional decoration and ability to attract artists, says author James Russell. Textile-designing Angus decamped there for approximately six decades beginning in the early 1930s but few of us are very familiar with this artists' hangout or the main occupant's work.
For the past few months, though, an exhibition at Towner in Southeast England, Peggy Angus: Designer, Teacher, Painter, has been helping to shed more light on her career. There are just about three weeks left to catch the show, and Charleston is participating in the celebration by offering a special walk with Penny Fewster and Angus scholar, Carolyn Trant, that will retrace Peggy's old stomping ground. Russell's new book is available on both sides of the pond.