So, I said I would try to add two new
Schumacher Greeff fabrics to the website every week.
Well, this week, I added seven!
The Staffordshire Figurine fabric is an old favorite!
This has a variety of different figurines and vases,
on a red background.
It is filled with color and details.
This is an 11 yard piece.
The second fabric listed is an Asian toile.
This has a quaint charm.
It shows a man passing a pavilion on a lake,
where men are standing.
Nearby is a fisherman,
and above is a man sitting.
There are lots of details.
I love the soft coloring!
This is a 4 yard piece.
The four other fabrics are small pieces.
Greeff’s Summer Song is a vintage piece.
This shows a hedgerow with fruit, flowers, leaves,
The coloring is soft,
with pastel greens, blues, pink, salmon, and gold.
Not a big piece, but
it is enough for a few pillows or small curtain.
On nearly the opposite end of the design and color scale
is Greeffs Pheasant Arbor.
It is over sized in scale, and bold in color.
This has a very large repeat- 39″
and would work well for long curtains
where a bold accent was wanted.
The last bird fabric of the week is different again-
rather than a bold pattern,
the pattern blends in with the background.
This is Schumacher Greeff’s Whitney.
The colors are mostly neutrals,
with touches of soft colors,
punctuated by cobalt blue and brown.
The effect is vintage.
As the pattern disappears at a distance,
this would be a good one for small applications,
where one could really see the design and colors.
The last two pieces are both bold,
in their own way.
First is Schumacher’s Catania Toile.
This has a tree of life pattern,
done as a toile in shades of brown
on a smooth wash of aqua blue.
And, last of all is Greeff’s Litchfield Resist.
This is a large pattern,
with a retro look.
Shades of brown on a buff yellow-
it packs a whallop!
All of these fabrics came in flat folded.
All of them have fold lines.
They have been in storage,
and may be dusty.
But, many of these are true vintage pieces.
And, most are hand prints.
They are unique in the fabric world of today.
As the fabric industry continues to change, it is moving further and further away from traditional printing techniques and really nice ground cloths. It is understandable, but sad. The Greeff fabrics that we list are special. They are the last of an era.
There are more coming.
to see them!