While I was in
One of the amazing things about the Portland Market was the success of the TAXI fabric line from Timeless. The theme print for this line is a HUGE black, white and yellow graphic print. It's BIG, really BIG. Those swatches don't begin to show the scale of the print. The coordinates aren't as large, but they are just as bright, just as graphic and just as popular. Go figure?
We all agreed that if the line had failed we could think of dozens of reasons why it didn’t work. Too big, too bright, not “quilty”, too contemporary, I could go on. What we couldn’t agree upon is exactly why it DID work, and it is working and working and working. What is it about this fabric that appeals to you? Why did black white and yellow strike a nerve at this particular place and time?
Maybe everyone is sewing smaller projects? Taxi makes great tote bags and accessories. It is also fun for throws and looks great in a dress (if you have the figure for a screaming yellow and black print!), but I can’t imagine using it to redecorate a whole room – at least not one I expect to live and relax in!
What sells and why it sells never ceases to amaze me. Why do you think it's popular? Did I miss a mainstream TV show with black and yellow decor? Do you count yourself as part of the TAXI loving masses or are you wondering what the heck you would do with it?