Memories live in antiques.
When they come across our design desk we feel privileged to help out clients preserve and connect to the years gone by.
The antique fabric swatch project is composed of...antique fabric swatches. Our client's family has cherished and protected these pieces of fabric for hundreds of years! For as long as our client can remember, these swatches have been arranged and hand stitched onto its creamy fabric base and displayed in her childhood home growing up.
Re-interpreting this piece was something both exciting and intimidating. We had to get it just right! Because these swatches are so cherished, our client asked that the textiles be hand-stitched onto their new arrangements. Artisanal challenges and custom work is what we do! So we rolled up our sleeves and got busy!
In the planning stages with our client, the decision was made to split the fabric swatches into two vertical frames. This allowed for more flexibility in the display.
We had to carefully detach the fabric swatches from the existing mat. We then placed them on an acid -free foam core and made two sets of proposals. The client loved them and gave us our go ahead!
Each swatch was then matched to a thread and hand-stitched onto an acid-free fabric matting, using no adhesives.
We chose a metallic frame creating sheen and an ideal contrast to the fabric. This moulding choice also adds to that special factor of these prized pieces.
We absolutely love how they turned out and feel honoured to have been a part of our client's story in a small way.