Genre - November 2012

Fabric & Trim Fashions
By Wanda Jankowski

Runway worthy styles, colors and motifs in fabrics and trims, most of which are on display at Showtime, the semi-annual fabric market in High Point, NC, sponsored by the International Textile Market Association, from Dec. 2 to 5, 2012

Expo International
The Caitlin Woven Braid Brush Fringe features a velvety ribbon that runs through the 2-inch braided portion. The multi-color fringe is 7.5 inches long; 5.5 inches long from the bottom of the braid. It is shown in the colorway called Morning Mist that reflects the steely shades of gray and slate seen in early morning mountain mist.
World Wide Fabric Inc.
The Stencil Collection includes a variety of fresh patterns that project a casual yet sophisticated look. The cotton blend fabric adds texture and luster. Available in nine colorways, the collection is well-suited for draperies, upholstery, pillows and other home accents.
Softline Home Fashions
Lillian mixes traditional styling with contemporary flair in a scroll-and-leaf jacquard. Bold outlined stitching, reminiscent of rich, hand-sewn appliqués, adds pop, making the pattern almost appear to be backlit by the satin-like ground. Lillian is available in nine colors as ready-made curtains or yardage. Top and back treatments offered include rod pocket, grommets, back tabs, lining and interlining.
JAB Anstoetz
The Whispers by Chivasso line consists of eight fabric collections and one wallcovering collection, inspired by antique prints. Shown is the Cakes Collection that features whimsical designs printed on an off-white or natural linen. The designs are contemporary versions of old illustrations and engravings of cutlery, crockery, cakes, furniture and Old Dutch Masters from the 17th century. Patterns include Cakes, Silver Works, Chairs and China.
Europatex
This neutral-toned collection of linen tassels and trims plays on the textural beauty of the material. The designs are versatile enough to enhance a variety of styles, from traditional through transitional.
MK Collection
Made in Europe, the Sag Harbor line includes braids, cords, fringe, tassels and tiebacks in designs created to capture the texture and natural luxury of 100 percent cotton. Tassel trims are shown in the line’s three colors: oyster (white), antique (wheat) and driftwood (taupe-gray).
 

Beacon Hill Partners
With Ankasa On Fabric Collection

Beacon Hill has partnered with Ankasa to create the Iconic Collection of original embroideries and jacquards. Ankasa Iconic centers on the signature style of the Ankasa brand, founded by Sachin and Babe Ahluwalia, which combines traditional stitching techniques with contemporary designs. The Iconic Collection is seen by Beacon Hill as a well-suited addition to its stable of custom textiles.

To create the collection, Alexis Audette, operating vice-president of design for Beacon Hill, worked with the Ahluwalias and artisans from around the world. The embroideries were realized in artisan studios of India, while the jacquards originate in France and Italy, and the linens in Belgium.

Shown are ivory and indigo pillows in the Crosby pattern that features a couching embroidery technique on a linen ground. The yarn is stitched across the surface of the mid-weight linen and further secured in place with small stitches. Colorways offered are ivory, indigo, natural stone and titanium.

The Sedona Ikat, shown in indigo on the chair, is also offered in java. The pattern is embroidered on heavyweight 54 percent linen, 46 percent rayon base cloth that is yarn-dyed, pre-shrunk and finished prior to embroidery. The Arri chain stitch offers a smooth surface and the chatai stitches, created by closely looping and pinning the same yarn to the ground, provide dimension.

 
Carole Fabrics
The Middleton Trimmings Collection includes (left to right): single tassel tieback, beaded organdy fringe, organdy loop fringe, lip cord and tie band all shown in stone. Serving as background for the trimmings are these fabrics (left to right): Resounding Honeybee, Barlon Gray stripe, embroidered Via Flora Café, suzani Ringling Graphite and the embroidered Primrose Viridian.
Belagio Enterprises
The versatile Odyssey Collection includes mingled cords, tassel and brush fringes, multi-textured loop fringe and a three-dimensional braid. Chair ties and tiebacks complete the collection, which is offered in eight fashion colors.
JLA Home
The Miami Spark colorway debuts at Showtime, presenting an array of saturated pinks, oranges, yellows and blues enhanced with eye-catching textures and weaves.
Brunschwig & Fils
The Lala, Mira and Moti tape borders feature chain-stitched, wool-blend embroidery produced in India on tinted linen. The designs reproduce those found on an original 19th century silk panel with slight modifications to complement modern-day furniture.
Regal Fabrics Inc.
From the Allegra grouping, Butterfly is paired with Dragonfly from the Althea grouping and the Zig Zag Stripe from the Artemis line. All are made with 100 percent polyester and are offered in fuschia (shown) and turquoise.
Harry Harry USA
Immy Rose, made with 100 percent cotton, is available in three colors and in a 110-inch width. The grouping includes coordinating stripes and two additional cottage-style prints.
Trimland USA
The company offers trims in a wide variety of sizes, colors and designs. Shown are colorful treatments enhancing richly upholstered ottomans.
Kravet Trimmings
Kravet Trimmings includes a vast collection of styles and designs that add the finishing touches to upholstered pieces or window treatments.
Samuel & Sons
The Leather Piping Collection made from Italian leathers is offered in more than six colorways that range from soft neutrals to bold metallic hues. The piping is available in two thicknesses: 7/32-inch and 5/32-inch.
D’Kei
The Wide Woven Tapes Collection includes seven different designs with more than 40 tapes from which to choose. Shown is the Scroll Pattern in two different colorways. The Scroll Pattern is also featured wrapped around the head of a coordinating tieback.


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