Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Fabrics from the Furniture Market

I spent most of my time in High Point looking at fabric showrooms and I wanted to share some pics with you.

DSC_0343

Paisley….people either love it or hate it.  If you’ve been reading my blog you know I love it !

DSC_0345

I’m still loving this color combination and this is a great mix of patterns. I could see the solid linen on a sofa, the circle print on a chair, the damask pattern on draperies and stripe pillows.

DSC_0344

DSC_0348

Black and white with a touch of red or yellow will always look sharp.

DSC_0353

Silks are extremely popular, especially embroidered silks. 

Silk is a natural, lustrous fabric prized for its beauty for thousands of years.
In Roman times, silk fabric was so desirable that traders would bring it from China to Europe across Asia along a route known as the Silk Road. In Europe people would attach pieces of silk fabric to their clothes, like jewelry, as it was more expensive than gold.

DSC_0362

DSC_0359

There were a lot of great patterned sheers too.

DSC_0382

While in High Point, I purchased a new fabric line, Catania Silks.  They have beautiful silks, sheers, trims and hardware.  I’m looking forward to creating lots of amazing window treatments with these.

catania

14 comments:

Erika @ BluLabel Bungalow said...

That wanted posted was very clever... I also like the damask, stripe combo you put together. Tradeshows do so much for your creativity and motivation. Thanks for sharing

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I like paisley, too, Tammy. That must have been so much fun! I would have spent a lot of time looking at all these fabrics.

mishebe said...

love the second one

Leah said...

Such fun combinations! Giving me great ideas!
With you on paisley so cute!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Love, love, love that contemporary take on paisley and the coordinating fabrics you chose.

Storibook Designs said...

Nice collection Tammy! I'm a big paisley fan myself and love, love, love Catania silks. Look forward to seeing what you create with them going forward.

I love your new profile pic too!

The Zhush said...

Love the paisley, and everything that you mixed with it!

aneyefordetail said...

I never used to like paisleys...then I went to India to the factories and suddenly, they came alive! I just love the blue linen one you have. Who's is it?

And and all fabrics: can't get enough of them!

P.S. I like the new photo of you!

Annie Davis said...

I had a chance to work with some Catania silks - love em!

Sally@DivineDistractions said...

Hello, my name is Sally, and I'm a fabric-aholic ! I've been looking at new lines from sales reps this week myself, and there's so much pretty out there. I've just recieved my first books from Clarke and Clarke out of England...I'm in love. I can't wait to see some of your finished products. I'm hoping you'll post...know you will!

Sandy a la Mode said...

Hello! I am new to your blog and I love it, mostly b/c I love fabrics... I'm pretty much a fabricaholic hehe! I just started in my sewing journey and am now a new follower of your blog b/c yours is an inspiration to me!

http://www.sandyalamode.com/

hudsondebb said...

I love paisley, too....
can't insert a link into a comment, but copy & paste this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paisley_%28design%29

to learn about its origins.
Textiles have their own language, and they carry the story of humans through thousands of years!

Tammy@InStitches said...

I learned something new ! Thanks Sarah and Libby.
The fabric company for the paisley is Golding out of Archdale, NC.

~*yOuNiQuE727*~ said...

I just found your blog and I love it ~ you are so talented. I have always wanted to learn to sew but never had the opportunity. What a wonderful place you have

Blog Widget by LinkWithin