Windham Fabrics has an exciting line up of talented designers for Fall 2012. Today I am going to introduce them to you and give you a glimpse of the fabulous fabric we have in store for you this season.
CARRIE & MORGAN
Carrie & Morgan began freelancing together in 2005, formed an official partnership in 2007 and launched Ampersand in its present form in 2009. Ampersand Design is now a full-service design studio.
Ampersand specializes in surface pattern design, identity design and stationery products, with clients in the home décor, fashion and baby and kids industries. Carrie & Morgan pride themselves on their strong work ethic and constant drive to help their clients succeed. There debut collection for Windham Fabrics is called Cream and Sugar. It is a tea time themed collection with patterns of cups, tea bags, macaroons, spoons and sugar packets. Cream and Sugar hits store April 2013.
Julia Rothman is an illustrator and pattern designer and we are thrilled to have her as a new addition to the Windham Fabric team. Type, her new collection contains a soothing color combination and a cool retro vibe. The collection is filled with patterns of vintage typewriters, tossed paper clips, typewriter keys and notepads. Her collection will be in stores November 2012.
Melissa Ybara of Iza Pearl Design
Melissa Ybarra is the creative force behind Iza Pearl Design. She spends her days awash in the fresh, fanciful colors and creations of her studio. This is her second collaboration with Windham Fabrics. Her first collection, Cabana Blooms is in stores now. Melissa is excited to share her new collection, Hello Gorgeous which debuts in stores February 2013. With Melissa creative flair, Hello Gorgeous has the perfect mix of playfulness, color and design that I know you are all going to love
Brian is very excited about the launch of his Haberdasher collection for Windham Fabric. You'll see that it incorporates his love of classic design, antiques and sewing memorabilia, as well as his love of vintage buttons, in his signature sepia palette. Haberdasher is in stores January 2013.
Rosemarie Lavin is a textile designer in New York City. She has a long history of design with Windham Fabrics. Her love for patterns and fabric started at a young age. Rosemarie is very excited about her two new collections Retro Rider and Day for Night which both hits stores January 2013.
As a mother of two grown sons Rosemarie always found it hard to find fabrics and products that would work for a boy’s room. Other than sports themed and licensed character art she has found that the selection has always been very limited. Retro Rider is biker inspired collection that she hopes will appeal to boys, teens and men.
Rosemarie’s other collection Day for Night is a black and white color story with a twist. She has done many black and white groups for us before but this time she wanted to shake it up a bit. The patterns have more of a modern feel than her previous groups and the addition of fresh green color into the mix gives it a more contemporary look.
Mary has been sewing her whole life and without a doubt knows her fabric. She loves fabric and has over 100,000 different pieces of antique fabric. Some of the most spectacular Windham Fabrics collections have her stamp on them. Her new collection Rebecca is a beautiful floral group that is based on fabrics from England that were made in the mid 1800’s. Rebecca hits stores this January 2013.
With a love for quilting and a talented eye for reproduction fabric, Julie Hendricksen has successfully designed many collections for Windham Fabrics. Her knowledge and passion for antique quilts and textiles make her a much sought after lecturer on turn of the century era quilts. Her newest fabric line, History Repeated, was inspired by the style of two delightful quilts, one broken dishes and the other a basket quilt. Julie’s uncanny ability to create a luscious palate of complementary colors truly shines in this collection. History Repeated will be in stores March 2013.