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January: A New Take on the Ikat Look

January 9, 2015

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Robert Allen's Stitch Ring print in the Spring Grass color

Robert Allen’s Stitch Ring fabric caught my eye due to its new take on the Ikat look that has been around for some time now.   The scale is smaller than most actual Ikat patterns, which makes it work well in more types of window treatments and bedding applications.  Surprisingly, given the embroidered embellishment, the fabric […]

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March: Spring Blossoms & Birds

March 4, 2014

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The Lettuce, Conch Blush and Tangerine colors of the Chinois Palais print

The first day of spring is on March 20th.  So I looked for a special floral pattern to feature — and found one in Mary McDonald’s Chinois Palais print for Schumacher fabrics. Inspired by an antique Chinese silk mural, the pattern spans 51 inches across by 131.5 in height and depicts tree branches with peonies […]

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January’s Pattern of the Month

January 11, 2014

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Amara fabric in the 'Red' color at Cowtan & Tout

Jane Churchill’s Amara fabric in the ‘Red’ color at Cowtan & Tout Given the Chinese New Year is on the last day of January — it’s the Year of the Horse, I thought a pattern with impact featuring red would be appropriate. Amara, a large scale pattern, shown above in the ‘Red’ colorway, definitely fits […]

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December: Green & Turquoise Pattern Brings Back a Christmas Memory

December 23, 2013

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Cher in the Carribean Color

Given the time of year, the Cher pattern above reminds me of the shape of some old-fashioned tree ornaments my family used while I was growing up — in spite of its contemporary palette. The rows of embroidered detailing add extra interest and the medium-sized scale make it useful for many applications.  However, the embroidery […]

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September’s Fabric of the Month

September 30, 2012

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Kravet's 'Teablossom' fabric in the 'Yangtze' color

This month’s fabric is from Kravet’s Couture line.   It’s unusual in that it’s a novelty pattern that’s both beautiful and whimsical.   The scale is also less commonly seen — the repeat is the entire 58″ width by a 47″ vertical repeat height. If used for a roman shade or comforter, the scale will […]

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