Anna Griffin: Darcey and Riley

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Stationery designer Anna Griffin has put out many impressive collections for Windham (including last year’s favorite, Blythe). One of the two most recent releases, Darcey, is a collection of retro 1950s-inspired prints that scream “garment” to me, and make me wish they were available on cotton lawn or rayon … of course you can use quilting cottons for garments but you give up some drape.

Zig-zag stripes are officially a trend … cf. Heather Bailey, Jay McCarroll, and Melissa Averinos!

Then there’s Riley, a juvenile-leaning collection in both boy and girl colorways that gets its retro from a few different decades. You have a painterly 50s circus focus fabric, 60s-ish swinging monkeys, weird but cool bunnies; lovely, timeless wavy stripes and curlicues, a sweet bandanna paisley, and a very 60s-70s floral rainbow. I definitely have to get my hands on some of that Pennsylvania-Dutchie, snowflake-y, grandma’s-wallpaper-y geometric print.

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  1. aurora fox says:

    hey! I sure like this new feature–the slide show @ the bottom…great! your blog just improves all the time;-)