Posts from the ‘Textile History’ Category

Corduroy Upholstery

Casual but Refined: A Nostalgic Look at Corduroy Fabric

July 8, 2014

  I grew up in an enclave of beautiful old houses nestled along high sandy cliffs above Puget Sound. One of those houses – built in the 1920’s was a magnificent, lodge-style structure with a two story living room that had a gallery surrounding it on the second story. Off the gallery was a series […]

Honoring An Ancient Tradition: Torino – A New Linen Velvet from Place

February 19, 2014

  As fabrics go, velvet is in a class by itself. Velvet has been considered a luxury fabric almost since the beginning of time and linen velvet (made from flax) dates all the way back to 2000 BC in ancient Egypt. Household inventories from 809 AD list bolts of velvet as assets in documenting wealth! […]