When my husband cooks for us, he makes some marvelous dishes that incorporate many different flavors, colors and consistencies. Last night we had his wonderful chicken salad–poached white meat chicken, granny smith apples, red seedless grapes, raisins or prunes and walnuts– all blended with a fabulous dressing that he tweaks every time we have it! I love the texture!
Well its the same way with fabric, isn’t it? As you know I am a fan of fiber blends, especially if they are primarily blended natural fibers. Lately, we’ve seen a number of fabrics that not only have blended fiber content, but are blended in surface interest also! There are some seriously fun fabrics in the newest Back Room collections.
For instance, look at this amazing printed knit. The stripes are knitted and the print appears to be underneath the stripes…this is one of those “how dey do ‘dat?” fabrics. Here’s what we surmise…we think the stripes in the fabric are synthetic and those yarns resist the dye of the print. If you have another theory, let us now. We just know we love it!
See back view to the right. Notice the print is not evident on the back at all. Here’s the copy I wrote to try to capture this for our customers.
This incredible printed knit jersey is created with Florida in mind! The print looks to be under the striping giving the appearance of a vision through window blinds. In reality the stripe is knitted and the print created to make it appear that the stripes are on top. Very fun to look at! The colorations are oh so summery! Stripes are soft peach, whisper pink, and soft buttery yellow. The print peeks through in mid-tone aqua, kiwi, toasted coral, chocolate, and nut tones of brown. This is a must have print for a unique top or dress. 48% viscose/47% polyester/5% elastic printed knit from Canvasbacks.) See Royal Palm in The Back Room
This next beauty offers a stunning combination of features. From my perspective the base cloth was dyed, then embroidered, then overprinted and finally crinkled. The result? Incredible depth of color and texture.