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Spring 2012: Gorgeous
 
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Tuesday February 07, 2012
POSTED BY: Maryanne Solensky, Marketing
 

The January 2012 introductions add nine new fabrics to Pure, our refined collection of elemental patterns, fibers and colors. Four are shown in this photograph: Silk Stream weaves silk, cotton and silk/wool yarns into a complex rhythm of organically drawn Jacquard stripes and a gently ridged surface. Wool Grille, an elegant and supple damask, features a heathered worsted wool in the grille area and a very fine linen in the ground. A uniquely beautiful and enticing novelty yarn - thick, soft and fleece-like - creates the extravagant surface of Woven Fleece as it brocades across the fabric’s width. The dense pile of Gorgeous transforms an incredibly fine cotton yarn into a totally unique velvet, smooth and seductively mysterious.

Two colors of a finely scaled chenille yarn define Circularity's pattern of closely spaced concentric circles. Tightly weaving across, and covering a very fine polyester warp, they depart from the typical ‘fuzzy’ notions of chenille and venture instead into the realm of smooth, velvet-like surfaces.

This collection offers a coordinated paisley group of three upholstery fabrics. In each, the familiar motif has been pared down to its essence, using only one or two colors, strong lines and unexpected scale - elements that confer a very modern sensibility on this classic design. In Pint Size Paisley, lustrous viscose and matte polyester yarns equally share in drawing this petite version, softened with a subtle linear ‘antique’ effect. The bold, curvaceous pattern of Paisley Power has the fine, pebbly effect of a crepe weave, while a wash of cotton, linen and polyester yarns counters with a random striae in the ground. In Pile on the Paisley, our passion for paisley turns to a dense cut and loop wool pile to draw this large scale version of the motif.

The drama of a deeply pleated surface, with its mysterious shadows, is made even more alluring in Pegasus, a metallic faux leather. The all-polyurethane face comes to life with lustrous highlights, and the additional backing that holds the pleating permanently in place contributes to the richly cushioned appeal of this pattern.

Snake Charmer, an all-recycled polyester fabric, is essentially a checkerboard created by the matte warp and lustrous filling yarns. Pure blocks of color form single and double chevrons in an organized snakeskin motif, softened by stippled squares of a finer weave. Woven with all-recycled post-consumer polyester, Atmosphere, a supple and wool-like Jacquard pattern, uses four varying weights of yarn, one in the warp and three in the weft, to create its textured surface of vertical and horizontal ribs.

High resolution files of these images are available in our Editorial Gallery.


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TAGS:  SILK STREAM, WOOL GRILLE, WOVEN FLEECE, GORGEOUS, CIRCULARITY, PINT SIZE PAISLEY, PAISLEY POWER, PILEON THE PAISLEY, PEGASUS, SNAKE CHARMER, ATMOSPHERE
 
 
Fall 2011: Cachet Collection
 
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Monday July 25, 2011
POSTED BY: Maryanne Solensky, Marketing Department
 

Strands of small pearls appear to decorate the linen ground of Beaded Leaves, although it’s actually machine embroidery that simulates a classic French knot stitch with a white cotton yarn.  The vine motif flips horizontally and half-drops as it repeats across the width, creating a larger sense of movement and more complexity in the design.

Two linen and cotton fabrics lead this ‘green’ group: a striae of cut and loop pile stripes Chamfered Velvet, while Garden offers a large-scale warp print that simulates a feathery ikat.  Next is Everest, combining four fibers in a wonderfully thick and heathered yarn.  Fluted Cotton and Resurface follow with linear patterns, the one from fine ottoman rows and the other from bamboo yarns that brush the recycled polyester ground with texture.

Long stitches of a wrapped Lurex thread densely embroider glistening nuggets across the surface of this supple velvet, in a heady combination of luxurious materials.  The embroidery coverage on Razzle Dazzle is so heavy that the velvet is barely visible, and acts more as a faint frosting or haze that peaks out around the motif.

Columns of elliptical forms snug up to each other in Go Go, an energetic polyester-faced matelassé.  Linked together and outlined by ogee curves, the motif sits above the surrounding ground, thickly filled with a heavy cotton stuffer yarn.  The high relief accents the simple graphics of this playful design, and the colorline extends from saturated hospitality tones to restrained neutrals.

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Spring 2011: Fancy That Collection
 
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Friday February 04, 2011
POSTED BY: Maryanne Solensky, Marketing
 

Fancy That’s classic damask construction weaves satin-smooth areas that reverse to the opposite on the back.  Very fine cotton yarns color the ground, while silk lights up the mercurial fan motif that flips back and forth down vertical columns. 

The pattern of tossed fans often figures on Japanese kimonos, and was the starting point in this design’s development.  Here, it is charged with the graphic energy of the 60’s, scaled and colored for fun and drama.  Fancy That is 54” wide and comes in 5 colorways.
 

Squirt’s playful, lighthearted motif employs a crepe-like weave to nudge a slub viscose yarn into the look-alike role of a pebbly bouclé.  It weaves with one of the  warp colors, while the other joins with linen, cotton and a fine bright polyester yarn to weave a gentle striae in the ground.

A spontaneous quality to the drawing gives Squirt a charming, hand drawn, youthful  simplicity.  It is 54 1/2” wide and comes in 6 colorways.
 


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Spring 2011: Pure Collection
 
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Tuesday February 01, 2011
POSTED BY: Maryanne Solensky, Marketing
 

Think of Classic Velvet, a luxurious and supple pile fabric, as the cotton equivalent of cashmere.  Woven with extremely fine yarn, the surface is subtly patterned by an antiqued, or voided, effect.  The exquisitely clear-toned palette further distinguishes this beautiful velvet.  A part of the Pure collection, it is 55” wide and comes in 8 colorways.  (Shown:  all colorways of Classic Velvet 5086)
 

Two wool yarns, one solid and the other heathered, weave Wool Marquetry’s classic inlaid motif and ground.  In Silk Ribbons, silk and cotton yarns create the illusion of delicate grosgrain ribbons decorating a length of taffeta.  Basketwork deftly employs two yarns, one cotton and the other a silk/wool/linen twist yarn, to create the effect of an exaggerated basketweave.  And in Rustic Linen, yarns of different fibers, sizes and profiles are bundled together to weave either as a single element or as separate yarns.  A rustic, handwoven, jumbled surface results, a chic and stunning counterpoint to smoother textures.  (Shown, from top:  Wool Marquetry 1043/06 mushroom, Silk Ribbons 6059/05 dark taupe, Basketwork 4151/02 greige and Rustic Linen 5081/02 woodgrain)


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Fall 2010: Pure Collection
 
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Wednesday October 13, 2010
POSTED BY: staff
 

From the Pure collection: the refined motif of SILK GRILLE is drawn with a spun silk warp, a lustrous counterpoint to the varied tones, slubs and textures of the silk and linen ground. LINEN VELOUR is a totally unique panne velvet with a gently frosted pile of linen and bamboo fibers, one matte and the other softly polished. They create this fabric’s impressive weight, dry surface and fluid, sensuous hand. WOOL LOOPS is simply patterned with a heavily textured wool and nylon novelty yarn, woven in rows of exaggerated loops that dot the surface. An exceptional linen yarn, thick and softly polished, weaves LINEN HOPSACK, a traditional plain weave that pairs several yarns in both the warp and weft to weave a basket pattern. 

The refined checkerboard of PLUSH BOXES introduces a strong graphic to the Pure collection, with a motif as classically appropriate as a Greek key design. A striae of linen, cotton and a touch of lustrous polyester forms the background grid for precise rectangles of plush velvet and alternating ridged squares, both woven with the viscose and silk warp. PLUSH BOXES is 54" wide, heavy duty and available in 4 colorways. 


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TAGS:  Pure, Green
 

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