Archive for the ‘Home Dec Fabric of the Week’ Category

Miss Print

{ Little Trees Monochrome } Miss Print in the U.K. produces hand-screenprinted, environmentally fabrics, wallpaper, cushions, and lampshades. The fabrics are printed on a home decor weight linen-cotton or 100% cotton basecloth. The team of Yvonne and Rebecca Drury also have a book called The Printed Pattern which focuses on printing repeating patterns by hand. [...]

Premier Prints

{ Cottage in Summerland } I’ve been seeing Premier Prints‘s home decor fabrics showing up in more shops (Drygoods Design and Fabricworm, for two), and that’s cool because Premier Prints is a rare U.S.-based mill/manufacturer. They also sell directly to the public through their website and brick-and-mortar outlet stores in Mississippi and Tennessee. Here’s just [...]

Schumacher: Saul Steinberg

Saul Steinberg (1914-1999) was a reknowned artist and illustrator best known for his work for The New Yorker. He worked in all sorts of media including textiles and wallpaper. Schumacher has reproduced three of his prints as both fabric and wallcoverings. Views of Paris (above) is a 54″ wide 100% cotton. Opera is a 70″ [...]

John Lewis: Spheres

I was looking over the latest fabric offerings at John Lewis, which I gather is a slightly more upscale Target in the U.K. (If Target sold fabric, that could be dangerous.) a department store on par with Macy’s or Nordstrom in the U.S., only with fabric (dreamy!). Spheres, from John Lewis’ exclusive in-house collection, is [...]

New IKEA Fabrics

Checking in with good old Ikea! They have several new mini-collections of their trademark Scandinavian maxi-graphics. Above, Annamoa by Lotta Kühlhorn, for the surrealist child’s room, perhaps? I like the faces print below, Edma, and the other scribbly prints that resulted from a collaboration between IKEA and Beckmans College of Design in Stockholm. Above, Solgerd (left) and Solrun, [...]

Designers Guild: Barcelona

{ Boqueria in Granite } This is the Barcelona collection by Designers Guild. It’s printed on 53% wide, heavyweight 100% cotton. Each print is available in several colorways. See the site to get a better idea of the large scale. Available worldwide to the trade only (it looks like the London stores are retail, but [...]

More Marimekko Autumn 2011

Is anyone still resisting the fact that the 80s are back? Marimekko Autumn 2011′s collection has several prints from their 1980s archives, but it’s not about being retro. I think it’s more that after 20 years of computer-generated lines, people are longing for the genuine texture of hand-rendered art. These prints from the Fujiwo Ishimoto, [...]

Native Heath by Old Town for St. Jude’s

Last time I posted about St. Jude’s new fabrics I neglected to point to Native Heath by Old Town … because it’s my favorite and I thought I already had posted about it! Old Town is a slow clothing manufacturer — they produce approx. 50 garments per week (in classic and functional silhouettes for men [...]

Designtex: Alistair, and How to Buy To-the-Trade Fabrics

This week’s Home Dec Fabric of the Week selection comes once again thanks to Modern Fabrics‘ weekly newsletter. It’s Designtex’s Alistair, an “extreme performance” fabric that comes in 12 colorways. (Modern Fabrics has Strawberry, top left, for only $18/yard, and I encourage you to follow the link to get the full effect of the beautiful [...]