Thursday, July 24, 2008

A fabric by any other name...


The decision has finally been made! It’s engraved – literally, on the selvedge of the fabric. The name of the new blue/tan line is “Refresh” courtesy of a joint decision between myself and the art department and the tone-on-tone line will be named “Counterpoint” courtesy of Pam W’s suggestion here on the blog. I’m very happy with both of them. The blue/tan IS very refreshing and "Counterpoint" is the perfect name for the positive/negative prints.

Now all I have to do is wait. Wait for the engravings to be completed so that they can strike-off the prints in the colors I’ve requested. Strike-offs are small sections of fabric that are printed by hand using the engravings (or screens) to make sure that everything registers properly and that the colors are correct. These pieces are sent to New York from the print plant in Korea, divided in half and a section is sent to me. Then the fun begins. The Art Department at Timeless is so good at what they do that we rarely have to color correct anything more than one time. Quite often it is perfect the first time and sometimes it is exactly what you asked for – but not perfect. I will keep you posted as to the progress and let you know when the strikes arrive. Pam will have to wait even longer to receive her fat quarters of the finished goods.

I should have said that all I have to do FOR THIS LINE is wait for the strike-offs. I have the preliminary art for my next line on my desk, drafts for another line on the computer and I've been researching antique fabrics to base a home dec line on for next spring.

In the mean time I've been spending all of my spare time making things with zucchini! Our tomato plants look pretty sad, the peppers don't look much better. The cucumbers are taking over the garden and the zucchini..... let's just say they are VERY happy plants. We are going to be eating zucchini bread all winter long.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Those are both great names, Karen ... can't wait to see the entire line ~ keep up the good ideas and work ... we love that YOU love what you do! Linda H

Anonymous said...

When the number of zucchini gets to you, shred them, and then freeze it in 1 cup batches. Perfect for muffins, or bread or chocolate chip zucchini cake......jlo

PG Wagner said...

Whoohoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I loved your last fabric line and this one rocks, too....I'm thrilled to have contributed in a small way and look forward to creating with those fat quarters. Plotting and scheming.....

Liz Scott Adams said...

Karen, I love the fabric and the names! Very very cool.