Jul 15, 2016

IKAT FABRICS 101

BLUE IKAT FABRICS FROM SCHUMACHER

 Trends come and go but this classic motif has staying power. Here are a few fun facts:

1- Ikat patterns have been around for approximately 1100 years!

2- In the 19th century, these exotic textiles spread to the West via the Silk Road.

3- Blue Ikat fabrics are the top sellers.

4- If none of these patterns work for you, Schumacher has 110 more!


FABRICS ABOVE:

Half pillow on right side: Kashgar Ikat in Indigo/Slate. Also comes in Carbon/Teak and Ruby/Plum.

Top pillow right side: Bukhara Ikat in Indigo. Also comes in Linen, Citrine/Smoke, Emerald/Peacock and Fuchsia.

Top pillow left side: Samarkand Ikat II in Porcelain. Also comes in Ruby, Watermelon and Charcoal.

Middle pillow: Asaka Ikat in Indigo. Also comes in Red, Violet, Espresso, Charcoal and Raisin.

Left of middle pillow: Kiva Embroidered Ikat in Lapis. Also comes in Sky, Raven and Grass.

Right bottom roll pillow: Asaka Ikat in Indigo. Also comes in Red, Violet, Espresso, Charcoal and Raisin.

Three pillows shown along edges: Izmir Stripe in Indigo. No other colors.

All information and photo courtesy of F Schumacher!

Jul 8, 2016

Lattice Inspired Embroidered Fabrics

This summer, lattice-inspired designs are showing up everywhere. Highlighted below are great patterns from Robert Allen Designs. All of these modern patterns are embroidered for an extra punch on these fabrics. Great for drapes, pillows and bedding.

Embroidered Fabrics by Robert Allen

Lyford - A viscose and linen blend embroidery that has a traditional criss-cross motif. Comes in Navy or Hyacinth.

Big Stream - A breezy linen and cotton textile with embroidery in a curvy riff on a classic pattern. Comes in Fountain or Zinc.

Trellis Twist - A beautiful intertwined design on a cotton ground. Comes in Ink, Dandelion, Midnight or Peacock.

Anasco - A cotton poly blend embroidered pattern with a softer curvy design. Comes in Sandstone, Sterling or Glacier.

Vangali - A modern unique design with petite embroidered squares that makes up the pattern. Comes in Calypso Blue or Driftwood.

Corbuckle - A simple criss-cross design that is made of petite embroidered circles for the lines. Comes in Sterling, Smoke, Pale Cream, Zinc or Chambray.