Monday, July 25, 2011

new dishtowels for Crate & Barrel

Seems a little early for fall -- it is still in the 90's every day! -- but Crate & Barrel has posted the new fall dishtowels by LFN Textiles.  Both are cotton prints in saturated colors.  Autumn Squash is the same design that won a Spoonflower fabric contest last fall (so you can buy yardage of it there if you like!), a great design of heirloom pumpkins and gourds.  Acorns is sprays of (still green!) oak leaves with little embroidered acorns.  Cute!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

House Beautiful

I want to share the latest press with you from this month's House Beautiful magazine -- featuring my Vegetables ribbon as sold at the Cooper Hewitt Museum, one of our best customers.  (Sadly, not available through their online shop, though you can find it at It is an honor to have my ribbons in their shop, known for cutting edge modern design icons --items must have a strong link to their collections or an exhibition to be sold there.  Fortunately for me I am well-represented in the collection of Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum of the Smithsonian Institution (whew!), as I have a jacquard weaving as well as the entire line of LFN Textiles ribbons as of 2005 in the permanent textile collection.  So I will wear this nice badge of "The Best" with honor & pride!

Monday, July 11, 2011

summery ribbons

A long hiatus since the last post, during which time studio work has been at a fever pitch.  I was delighted to receive Edith and Sheila from Renaissance Ribbons here at the New Harmony studio in late May, and we spent an intensely creative 36 hours together plotting new delights.  Trouble is of course I can't just show you what is in production as a result, but I can show you the pretty photo of recently arrived LFN Ribbons.
From the top, Teatime and Teatime Cakes ( which relate to the Tea Time bedding sets for Land of Nod), Tiny Veggies Aqua, Lacy Flower in aqua, red & blue.

Next week I am off to Chicago for the Craft & Hobby Association trade show, and will be exhibiting a dress made totally of ribbon, so watch this space!