Wednesday, March 31, 2010

What's New

Decorative Textiles is defining itself as the go to company for textiles in Southern California. Not only do we fabricate custom soft goods but what's even more exciting is the textile art we have available to provide that unique fine art that your clients desire. Step away from the traditional painting and experience textiles. Commercial or residential, weaving or fabric, sculptures or vessels, tapestries or contemporary art quilts, if we don't have it, we know where to find it.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Grandma's Sewing Box

My daughter's friends don't know how to sew. Those little buttons that fall off their shirts get sent to the dry cleaners for repair. It's two bucks. I inherited my grandmother's sewing box. She had it for most of her 90 years. (Mending was her responsibility since her mother died when she was a teen.) I love the little pieces of cardboard that she wrapped thread around and saved for future sewing. I have more thread than that on my workroom floor! That was the depression, and they never forgot how hard times were. The frugality of those times never left her. All through the 50's, 70's, 90's she never tossed them out. So, no matter how hard times get now, at least I know I can save two bucks.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Bed Dusters

Were dusters really intended to keep dust balls under the bed, or are they actually intended to hide your extra storage place or give the dog a place to go in a thunderstorm? I'm not sure but I do know that without the duster, otherwise known as bed skirt, the bed looks unfinished. Lately there has been a trend towards box pleated dusters. They have a tailored look and are more interesting than the traditional shirred skirt. The pleats can vary in size from 4" to 8", at the discretion of the interior designer unless there is a pattern. If so you want to be sure that the workroom bases the pleat size on the design repeat as is shown in this photo. Note the way the repeat is incorporated in the pleats.