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Textiles for early twentieth century and Arts & Crafts decor. We've been sewing for over 20 years. Curtains, shades, bedding accessories and many more resources for those who admire vintage style.


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What a Difference a Color Makes!

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I'm always amazed at how different a design looks in a new color way. Part of the fun for us if our customers' ideas about colors. Look at these dragonflies....a design that seem to inspire a lot of creativity!

Purple, rose & antique gold

Blue, loden and antique gold

Blue, tangerine & gold

Rose, purple &amp; bright teal

Rose, purple & bright teal

Custom Work

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Often we design a custom stencil for a customer and add it to our posted design library but just as frequently the work is so site specific that it's difficult so see how it could work in another location. Still, these pieces can be a design inspiration or just fun to look at!

This stencil was designed for a house in historic Riverside Illinois, one of the first planned communities in the US, planned by Frederick Law Olmstead - the designer of New York's Central Park. The design was based on the original R logo.

A custom applique border meant to coordinate with a Voysey wallpaper. This is a rather dense applique with triple top stitching in the leaves and we've thought too expensive to include in our stock designs!

A hand painted angel from the Voysey Angel Forest pattern on a roller shade. We also adapted some of the wallpaper foliage as a stencil pattern for the over drapes.

One of a series of landscape shades for a 19th century house in Texas. These painted shades were popular 100-150 years ago but can be expensive to produce as you are basically purchasing a series of original art.

A hand painted border of animal pirates for a children's room. These characters were inspired by a circa 1920's vintage fabric that the homeowner had found.

An original design for a couple of pillows for a rather elegant conservatory in Los Angeles. The pillows are stenciled, hand painted and picked out with machine stitching.

Working With Pattern

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Mixing patterns can be challenging and fabric companies have a lively business manufacturing coordinated colorways for home decorating, quilting and other projects, all made to take the fear out of what is actually one of the most fun projects. Pre-designed fabric collections always look matchy-matchy to me.

What a pleasure it was then to work this summer with a client to add stencilled curtains to a breathtaking restoration project using lots of dark wood and Bradbury and Bradbury wallpapers. These papers have the kind of dense early Arts & Crafts patterns that often instill a total fear of additional pattern but this client had very sophisticated taste and inspired the whole studio with her interesting choices. Plain curtains or shades would have been fine but the rooms now have an extra wow!

Small Rose stencil with Bradbury Thornberry

Water Lily border stencil with Bradbury Knightsbridge Damask

Simple Rose border with Iris Frieze

Ivy Border stencil with Bradbury Sweetbriar