From Silk to Cotton

A NEW VELVET EXPERIMENT

 

Screen printing in action
Screen printing in action

 

One of our newest collections is our “Glazed” cotton velvet that we’ve been developing for the past year here in the studio. We wanted to introduce something that has a more casual feel while still maintaining the integrity of our signature hand-painted technique.

 

Kevin experiments with various color tests.  He won't stop until it's right!
Kevin experiments with various color tests. He won’t stop until it’s right!

 

"Just keep piling on the work, guys."
“Just keep piling on the work, guys.”

 

This collection adds a new depth to our line with a textured printing technique. Our printing process creates a resist print that also leaves a crackled effect when we paint our dyes. This is where the collection gets the name “Glazed” as it appears to look similar to a cracked glazed ceramic.
 This fabric not only offers a different style of products, but it also has the ability to serve as upholstery-weight fabric. This collection is currently available in six colors including: Black, Caramel, Chartreuse, Dusty Blue, Ocean, and Sangria.

 

Top: Ombre in Sangria.  Bottom:  Lovebirds in Caramel & Ombre Medallion in Dusty Blue
Top: Ombre in Sangria. Bottom: Lovebirds in Caramel & Ombre Medallion in Dusty Blue

 

Left to Right: Tapestry in Chartreuse, Tapestry in Ocean, Lovebirds in Black
Left to Right: Tapestry in Chartreuse, Tapestry in Ocean, Lovebirds in Black

Best of NY NOW

The orders counted and the verdict is in, we’re back today to give you a taste of our most popular colors and patterns this season. We showed you the process of setting up our booth, and now we’re going to give you a glimpse of our most sought-after products.

 

New Gunmetal Colorway
New Gunmetal Colorway. Top Left to Right: shown in our ombre & small moroccan pattern. Bottom: shown in our arches pattern

 

This season we introduced three new colors: Gunmetal, Cobalt Black, and Desert Rose. Each of these colors have (as always) been hand mixed and conceived right here in our studio with trends in mind. We’ll definitely be busy the next few months painting a lot of these deep blues!

 

New Colors: Desert Rose in our Op Art & Brocade patterns (top left, bottom right) & Cobalt Black in our Leopard & Dots patterns (top right, bottom left)
New Colors: Desert Rose in our Op Art & Brocade patterns (top left, bottom right) & Cobalt Black in our Leopard & Dots patterns (top right, bottom left)

 

This season we’ve also introduced some new metallic velvets that are printed onto a long-haired velvet giving them an embossed look. Not only are these metallic, but we’ve come up with a whole new range of colors specifically for this new line!

 

From Left to Right: Metallic Moroccan in Eucalyptus, Metallic Lovebirds in Violet Silver, Metallic Ombre Medallion in Ruby
From Left to Right: Metallic Moroccan in Eucalyptus, Metallic Lovebirds in Violet Silver, Metallic Ombre Medallion in Ruby

 

New Mohair Tufted pillows in silk/velvet button & cording.  Left to Right: Bark/Rust, Black/Charcoal, Purple/Amethyst
New Mohair Tufted pillows in silk/velvet button & cording. Left to Right: Bark/Rust, Black/Charcoal, Purple/Amethyst

 

We’ve developed a new tufted style of our mohair pillows that have been well received thus far. These go well with our silk velvet decorative pillows and add depth with a more matte texture.

 

Be on the lookout for our next post about the making of our new cotton velvet line!