New York City-based Blue Hill Fabrics is the newest manufacturer on the scene. They’re only a couple months old, composed of a group of ex-Windham Fabrics employees. (Their website is still in progress, but here‘s the link for posterity.) Leslie Sonkin (above) showed me their debut collections — a mixture of fresh, contemporary designs (we’ve already seen Party Dress by Mo Bedell); 19th century reproductions; and antique reproductions with a twist.
First up, we have Aunt Lindy’s Paper Dolls by SiblingArts Studio, which will be in stores in February 2010. It seemed to be the talk of market! The collection includes the large-scale panel pictured above to make stuffed dolls.
Well we just have to look at Party Dress again, right? These pictures below give you a better idea of the scale.
Designer Sara Morgan has a few collections amongst Blue Hill’s IPO:
And below is Bungalow by Hayley Sayles. I didn’t realize when I saw it that I know Hayley! She lives outside of Austin and ran the very awesome but sadly departed Craft-o-Rama. (Hayley is now teaching classes through Leslie Bonnell’s Stitch Lab, which is currently moving to larger digs. Hooray!) I’m loving the retro tiki vibe.
There is much more in the Flickr set, including some cute basics, colorful nursery prints, a Redwork-inspired collection, and a Civil War-era reproduction line called Gettysburg Remembrance. I thought the latter was remarkable because it includes a modern photorealistic collage of Civil War uniforms alongside the authentic prints. I’m sure this will cause controversy amongst the re-creationist crowd!