Last fall, designer Jessica Jones released her ‘Time Warp’ collection of retro inspired barkcloth patterns. It was so popular that she’s doing it again. Jessica’s ‘In Theory’ collection — due to go on sale at the end of January 2016 — includes four new retro barkcloth patterns, each available in two colorways. The colorways are related, so you can mix-and-match patterns — if you dare!
We reached out to Cloud9 Fabrics with some questions, and Jessamyn Dukes, Creative Assistant, told us:
Time Warp was quite successful indeed and has nearly sold out completely. Much like Time Warp, In Theory features 4 retro inspired prints in 2 color ways each. For those looking to mix and match, the two collections coordinate quite well and share many of the same colors. The barkcloth itself is 100% organic cotton, 54-55” wide, and weighs about 9 oz. per square yard. It is quite soft and wonderfully textured and would make great accessories and apparel in addition to the usual home decor.
Here’s the feature blurb that Jessica Jones wrote for us:
It will begin shipping to shops at the end of January 2016, suggested retail price is $17/yd.
Note: We particularly see this fabric as working well for window treatments and pillows. Pam says that it’s her experience that barkcloth is not durable for upholstery projects — for those we prefer wovens that have been abrasion-tested (Martindale or Wyzenbeek-tested.) Of course you can upholster with barkcloth, just know that it will wear faster.
See more information on Cloud9 Fabrics’ website — The “In Theory” barkcloth collection will be available at various retailers beginning later this month.
And: Remember to check out the other collection: Time Warp, shown above and profiled here.
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