many yards make a sail

d.d. and Leslie Tillett by Irving Penn.

dd and Leslie Tillett Irving Penn

Wood block used to print tillets, or export textile wrappers. British, 18th C.


Leslie Tillett teaching his technique for creating a wax resist silk screen.

Leslie Tillett

Jackie O on a Tillett pillow.

Tillett Fabrics Jaqueline Onassis Jacky Kennedy

Nievis Orozco Tillett (now N.O. Fields) in Tillett fabrics. Acapulco, 1945.

Nievis Orozco Tillett

Tillett shirt owned by President Harry Truman.

Tillett Harry S. Truman

Half-drop design made from salt patterns under a scale of tortoise shell.

salt pattern tortoise shell

Leslie and Jim Tillett, Cuernavaca, 1944.

Leslie Tillett Jim Tillett

Yard Sail masks under construction.

tillett masks yard sail

'drowned' Toil du Jouy  Tillett & Rauscher, 2012

toile du Jouy Tillett and rauscher

Jackie O in a Tillett strawberry dress.

Jacky O dd Tillett yard sail

Fish table cloth  House of Tillett Fabrics, late 50s.

Tillett Fabrics yard sail

 Hand striped tie  Tillett & Rauscher Inc., 2010.

Tillett & Rauscher Inc.

Nievis Orozco Tillett painted by Diego Rivera.

d.d. Tillett in their shop in Taxco, Mexico. 1945

dd Tillett

King Lear  Comédie de Genève, 2104. Costumes Nicole Rauscher.

King Lear Nicole Rauscher Seth Tillett

Model for the 'yard' King Lear, Geneva, 2014. Stage Seth Tillett.

Seth Tillett King Lear

Fish on the table.

tillett and Rauscher dd and Leslie Tillett  

Artes Tillett  Cuernavaca, 1944.

Artes Tillett

Design Works of Bed Stuy  L.Tillett, Jackie O., Callister Thomas, Diana Vreeland 

Design Works of Bedford Stuyvesant Leslie Tillett Callister Thomas Jaqueline Onassis

Crime and Beggery Toile  Tillett & Rauscher Inc. 2016

crime toile Seth Tillett

Star Skirt  Semite! exhibition. Freiburg, Germany, 2001. Tillett and Rauscher. 

Semite! Freiburg Tillett Rauscher

Jacket  King Lear, Geneva, 2014. Designed by Tillett & Rauscher.

Tillett and Rauscher, King Lear

Stett & Chouffe 2019. Lowri Best. Film: Seth Tillett, Costume: Nicole Rauscher

Seth Tillett Lowri Best

Foliate wall textile. d.d and Seth Tillett. Philadelphia Museum locket room.

d.d and Seth Tillett

Tillett & Rauscher ribbons in The Museum of the City of New York gift shop.

tillett rauscher

Leslie and d.d. Tillett. Spring st. studio, NYC, 1946.

Leslie and d.d. Tillett

Siegfried Nocturne Geneva, 2012. Stage: Seth Tillett, Costume: Nicole Rauscher

Siegfried Nocturne Seth Tillett Nicole Rauscher


Star skirt. Semite! exhibition installation. Freiburg, 2001, Tillett & Rauscher.

semite! Seth Tillett Nicole Rauscher

Shirt label. House of dd and Leslie Tillett, 1946

dd and Leslie Tillett

Nicole works on our lighting installation. Low Library, Columbia University. Designed by Tillett & Rauscher and Linnaea Tillett Lighting Design Associates.

Nicole rauscher Tillett & Rauscher Linnaea Tillett Lighting Design Associates

Low Library installation.


Diana Vreeland dd & Leslie Tillett yard sail


Walnuts on the table.

walnuts textile yard sail yardsail Seth Tillett dd and Leslie Tillett


Bread Mask. Tillett & Rauscher.



dd and Leslie Tillett by Alan Arbus

Alan Arbus dd and Leslie Tillett


Blood Cloth. Seth Tillett

blood textile Seth Tillett yard sail


Lost Font. Tillett & Rauscher. Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum

wet text curtain. Tillett and Rauscher


Tillet block. Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery, Exeter, GB.

tillet block tillett seth