Flocked wallpaper gallery
Flocking is a technique for achieving a raised pattern and fabric-like effect.
The design is printed in adhesive which is then covered in short dyed fibres. These fibres were mostly made from wool until around the mid 20th century, since when synthetic fibres applied by an electrostatic flocking process have been more commonly used.
Photo courtesy of Pauline Birdsall
Photo courtesy of Rowena Beighton-Dykes
E.160-1934, ©Victoria & Albert Museum, London
E2261-1966, ©Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Fillet of wood had covered left hand side, protecting from fading and soiling. Photo courtesy of Andrew Bush
Photo courtesy of Andrew Bush