FEBRUARY UDPATE: These were due in November, but then delayed. As of Feb. 5, it looks like they are finally in stores — my google search, “Jessica Jones time warp bark cloth” turned up several online retailers with yardage for sale. Looks like the pricing is about $17/yard.
Exciting news — come this November they’ll be a few more options of retro inspired barkcloth on the market. Designer Jessica Jones is releasing her ‘Time Warp’ collection –a selection of 4 different retro inspired patterns in eight color ways.
Pam and I instantly gravitated towards the ‘Sunburst’ and ‘Quadrant’ patterns because of their playful coloring and mod shapes. The fabrics — which are 54-55″ wide — will be available through Cloud9 Fabrics for $16.95 per yard.
Fabric designer Jessica Jones on her inspiration for the collection:
This collection for Cloud9 Fabrics is called “Time Warp” since the retro-style prints are inspired by mid-century modern design. I love poking around vintage shops and looking at furnishings from decades past. Sunburst is a take on a Nelson clock, but made into a floral pattern. Quadrant was influenced by brutalist brass wall sculptures.
The patterns are printed on bark cloth, a textile used in the 1940s-1960s. It’s exciting to bring back that interesting texture and make it new again. The prints are simple and pleasing, and although this collection has roots in the 20th century, it’s also contemporary enough to be popular today.
And remember: Pinch pleats on traverse rods, peeples, pinch pleats on traverse rods! You can do it!