Entries in Andover (13)
by Gina, photos from Heather
This week we have welcomed pieces from Portland local, Mo Bedell’s latest group “Hothouse Flowers” for Andover.
And bright new designs from Malka Dubrawsky:
Art Gallery’s Bonnie Christine is sure to please with her latest group, “Sweet as Honey.”
And some great new goodies from the folks at Michael Miller, including the retro inspired, “Jug or Not.”
Just yesterday we were busy making room for a shipment of shot cottons. You know the ones, so lovely and soft, beautiful colors, yard dyed and woven….opening boxes of webbing and fold over elastic, and moving more trims into the sale section. Come see what’s new!
The array in the latest shipment of apparel goods is great—knits, both sweater and jersey, light weight, woven cotton, a brightly colored synthetic blend, and a couple of gorgeous silks (not pictured). We’ll post a couple of pics via Instagram of those beauties. (You can find our Instagram photos on our website.)
Lizzy House’s latest, “Catnap” arrived yesterday. Snappy color combos and amusing kitties and mice.
I love how Lonni Rossi uses metallic in her designs. Subtle, but impressive (top image).
And, the folks at Alexander Henry delight, as usual, with witty and colorful prints. (lower image).
Have you checked out our book selection lately? I have to say, while doing inventory a couple of weeks ago, I was able to look at every single title we carry and I was impressed. It’s a good range of topics and styles. This is the newest title to our collection. Looks good…
Hope to see you soon!
by Gina, photos from Heather
During Quilt Market in spring, April and I were walking down the aisles, overwhelmed by the various textiles surrounding us, and April saw these beauties and we stopped dead in our tracks. I’ve been so excited for these to arrive. They are yarn-dyed (ikats), four different color ways and are amazing. All cotton, a hefty weight. I have already washed up some and started on a whole cloth quilt…stay tuned for more on that. It washed beautifully, with just a little ironing needed.
Another batch of Spring Quilt Market orders I’ve been so excited to have arrive are these Japanese imports. The above two photos show off the heavier weight cottons. Yep, those are puffer fish in the lower photo and hat adorned rabbit heads on a polka dot background in the top photo. I couldn’t resist!
The top photo is of medium weight cottons, sweet animal prints, lots of bunnies. And the lower photo is of printed corduroy. Very sweet acorns and squirrels on navy.
The colors are gorgeous and rich in “Clover Sunshine,” the latest line by Alison Glass for Andover. The fourth print in from the left is rather daydream-y with images of so many different things.
Some sweet hedgehogs, and pretty hydrangeas in “Bluebird Park” from Moda. We have a winter/holiday theme group by Kate and Birdie Paper Co., that uses the same criss-cross back ground and similar colors. The two groups play very nicely together.
Also in, a new selection of sashiko kits and thread. The kits are so fun and lovely. Get stitchin’!