21 PRINTS / SHIPS: JANUARY 2022
The patterns in the Isobel collection are inspired from a range of decorative materials in the rich design archive of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. The antique design resources include textiles -- resist-printed bed covers, calico clothing, needle-worked counterpanes, and fragments of roller-printed English cottons used in American quilts. We have also drawn from embroidered details on the gown of a New York belle painted in the 1740s and 18th-century block-printed end papers for books. Subtle metallic accents add a little punch to the dreamy indigo palette.