Show Preview - May 2014

Woven Wonders
By Wanda Jankowski

Explore new fabrics and trims, many of which are on view during Showtime, sponsored by the International Textile Market Association (ITMA), June 1 to 4, 2014 in High Point, NC


Samuel & Sons The Harbour Collection is a sea-inspired grouping of natural linen passementerie with designs reminiscent of nautical regalia. Shown are the Serpentine Braid and Barrel Knot Fringe. Samuel & Sons, 212-704-8000,

Belagio Enterprises The flat jacquard embroidered Tape Collection is a versatile finishing touch for a wide range of home décor needs. Belagio Enterprises, 323-731-6934,

D’Kei The Jute Nouveau Collection features a delicate balance of intricate design and natural fibers, including wrapped jute welt cord, jute brush fringe, hand-wrapped jute lace-like banding, hand-wrapped jute ball fringe, wide jute scroll tape, and hand-wrapped jute ball multi-strand holdbacks. Collection components are offered in five colorways. D’Kei Incorporated, 800-535-3534,

Regal Fabrics Black, white and red options in fun patterns include (from top left clockwise): R-Doodle, a rayon/polyester/linen blend available in 13 colors; polyester and cotton R-Pace solid offered in 27 colors; R-Sylvan 100 polyester print offered in 11 colors; and K-TicTacToe, a rayon/polyester/linen blend available in three colors. Regal Fabrics, 978-777-6868,
Brimar Inc. The Bombay Collection of jute trimmings includes the topiko gimp featuring an open crisscross design, and ball and brush fringe and lipcord in eight solid muted colors. Lending a natural aesthetic to linen and other casual textiles, complimentary samples are available. Brimar Inc., 800-274-1205,
Beacon Hill Far East-inspired Floating World is a line of opulent silks that pairs Japonisme and Chinoiserie fantastical dreamscape motifs with bold saturated color choices. Designs include Silk Ocean and Fuji (shown), as well as Samurai Blossom, Peony King, Edo Stripe and Silk Lantern. Beacon Hill, 800-333-3777,
World Wide Fabrics Pandora is a solid, textured chenille with metallic thread for a touch of subtle elegance. Available in 10 colors, it is well-suited for a wide range of home décor applications, including draperies, throws and decorative pillows. World Wide Fabric, Inc., 323-263-1111
Iconix Brand Group Charismatic, part of the Life of the Party Collection in the Waverly brand, features a whimsical Jacobean-based design with paisley shapes that form flowers and leaves. New to Life of the Party is the Banbury basecloth, a 100 percent cotton basketweave. Charismatic is offered in delft, peacock, honeysuckle and cherry. The heritage color shown is developed specifically for Joann’s. Iconix Brand Group, Inc., 212-730-0030,
Regal Fabrics This array of fabrics that features a plum palette includes (clockwise beginning top left): R-Sunburst cotton/polyester blend offered in 10 colors and shown in orchid and royal; R-Cindy 100 polyester fabric available in three colors and shown in turqouise; R-Venice a polyester offered in 21 colors and shown in aubergine and turquoise; and R-Juno polyester print available in four colors. Regal Fabrics, 978-777-6868,
Trimland The Gallant Collection is a new jacquard trim line that includes open line and custom-made exclusive trimmings. The range of options includes jacquard woven gimp, hand-woven gimp, jacquard, shuttle woven and embroidered trims and gimp braids. Trimland USA, 855-TRIMLAND,
JAB Anstoetz Summer Days drapery fabric is part of the Paradise line from Carlucci by JAB Anstoetz. A blend of linen/cotton fabrics in neutral, whites and linen tones are printed with intricate patterns inspired by rain forests and botanical gardens. JAB USA, Inc., 718-706-7000,
Kravet The Modern Colors III Collection from Kravet Couture presents fresh color palettes ranging from muted to bright and includes embroideries and jacquards as well as complementary solids. Kravet Inc., 516-293-2000,
Silver State The Ready For Wear Collection fabrics have a highly stylized, comfort driven residential look but also meet the requirements of hospitality. The collection is packaged as the first in a series of Color Books. New this season are the Indigo (shown) and Natural palettes. Shown, left to right, are: Eden Cobalt, Bryant Cream, Paragon Cobalt and Spots Cobalt. Silver State, 800-453-5777,
JAB Anstoetz Oasis (back red pillow), Desert (hanging zig zag) and Nomade (red, orange and brown front pillows) from Carlucci by JAB Anstoetz are bold, vibrant prints inspired by the ikat design from the islands of Southeast Asia. JAB USA, Inc., 718-706-7000,
Pollack Whirl is dotted with tufts of velvet aligned in concentric circles. Their varied sizes and irregular spacing lend the motif an organic quality. The viscose pile is available in dusk, truffle, silver sage, mother of pearl and midnight. Pollack,212-627-7766,
Phifer During Showtime, look for colorful new high-performance indoor/outdoor GeoBella cushion fabrics and Phifertex classic sling fabrics, including additions to the Designed Fabrics stock line. Phifer, 800-221-5497,
Softline Home Fashions Aberdeen, from the Monica Pedersen Make It Beautiful Home Textile Collection, is a modern quatrefoil jacquard available as both drapery and decorative pillows. Softline Home Fashions, 800-701-4220;;
Europatex The Oriana Collection of embroidered linens is offered in a range of sophisticated colors. Europatex, 201-418-8588,



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