Image acknowledgements

Thanks to the following organisations for permission to use images on this website:


Collection of Jill A. Wiltse and H. Kirk Brown III, Denver

John Lewis Partnership

Mitchell Beazley

Royal Air Force Museum Hendon


V&A Museum

Whitworth Art Gallery

All other images are from Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation archives.

Images may not be reproduced without prior written permission.

Text copyright

© Lesley Jackson and Paula Day 2014

Too Many Cooks tea towel, 1959

This entertaining design was much sought after in ‘Contemporary’ kitchens and became a best-seller. Lucienne enjoyed designing for the smaller format of tea towels because there was no need to worry about pattern repeats.

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