[Above and below, Guinevere's antique dhurries.]
Fringed scarf above and dress below from Calypso St. Barth.]
[African Yoruba fabric pillow from Guinevere.]
Sun-bleached, not-so-crisp stripes are on my mind. All of the hazy, painterly, dip-dyed and tie-dyed pieces in Calypso St. Barth's spring lookbook seem to have gotten to me, so, this weekend I'm hoping to do another textile project. A second pillow, to be exact. But maybe not dip-dye. I've been pouring over Guinevere's antique textile collection assembled by Heather Weaver. Those old Indian cotton dhurries she finds have such enduring appeal, and I'd like to use paint to mimic the look of the faded, time-worn, flat-woven stripes -- something to compliment the block-printed pillow posted a few days ago.
Above is a roundup of inspiration. You may have seen Guinevere's dhurrie-covered trunks in Selvedge, issue 18 (or here in a past post). All of the individual dhurries pictured are from Guinevere, too, and the African Yoruba fabric* pillow is yet another Weaver find. What's with the image of The Inn at Perry Cabin? Actually, there is a striped rug in the Inn's Miles Room, but I included the screengrab from Kate Headly's 8mm of Brenda and Scott's wedding because of the film's soft, sun-dappled focus.
*More on African textiles here and here.