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  • Copyright: 2005-08-29
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
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A handy fan of paint chips is an indispensable tool when choosing colors for decorating projects. And, when it comes to selecting fabrics for upholstery, drapes, pillows, anything to do with textiles, fabric swatches are the necessary equivalent. They are the spark behind dazzling creative ideas, and they make deciding between, say, a sumptuous jacquard tapestry and a 1920s art deco pattern both manageable and fun. "Swatches", by noted fabric experts Dorsey Sitley Adler and Robert D. Adler, provides the ultimate guidebook on color and pattern concepts for decoration, fashion, and craft. Featuring more than 400 fabric patterns, the book includes vintage and contemporary selections from the largest textile library in the United States. The swatches are organized by pattern type, everything from stripes and polka dots to paisleys and conversational prints. A series of special color and style groupings, Seaside Splendor and Pastel Palette, for example, add an extra touch of inspiration. In addition, the book features informative text describing the origins of and typical uses for each pattern type. With a user-friendly, small-and-chunky format, "Swatches" will serve decorators, designers, and anyone interested in pattern as an invaluable resource.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 6
Introductionp. 8
Jacquardsp. 10
Coordinated Group: The River Tweed
Novelty Wovensp. 52
Coordinated Group: Mood Indigo
Stripesp. 96
Pin Stripe
Ticking Stripe
Bengal Stripe
Variegated Stripe
Regimental Stripe
Herringbone Stripe
Ombre Stripe
Kasuri/Space Dyed Stripe
Twist Yarn Stripe
Coordinated Group: French Lavender Parlor Prints
Plaidsp. 130
Tattersall Check
Windowpane Check
Gingham Check
Plain Weave/Poplin Plaid
Iridescent Plaid
Kasuri/Space Dyed Plaid
Twist Yarn Plaid
Herringbone Plaid
Ombre Plaid
Mini Tartan
District Check
Houndstooth Check
Glen Plaid
Donegal Plaid
Shetland Woolen
Novelty Woolen
Coordinated Group: Pastel Palette
Floralsp. 212
Contemporary Floral
Floral Stripe
Floral Basket Design
Watercolor Floral
Graphic Floral
Calico Floral
Antique Voile Floral
Coordinated Group: Seaside Splendor
Geometricsp. 302
Medallion Print
Op Art Print
Deco Print
Polka Dots
Printed Plaid
Coordinated Group: Black Cherry Chinoiserie
Ethnicsp. 348
Tropical Print
Central and South American Print
Paisley Border Print
Paisley Print
Overprinted Madras
Batik Print
Oriental Print
Ethnic Floral Print
Border Design
Acknowledgmentsp. 422
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