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June 26, 2015

Selvedge: Natural History

Selvedge is a recurring blog feature that takes you through collections of designer fabrics we carry in the shop.

We are thrilled to be carrying Lizzy House’s latest collection. Natural History is like a tour through the best parts of a big old museum, with dinosaurs, butterflies, gems, whales, and (or course) a planetarium all making an appearance. We are beyond charmed by this clever and gorgeously executed collection, and we know you will be too.

Natural History, Precious Stones in Green, Blue, and Brown

Natural History, Precious Stones in Green, Blue, and Brown

Natural History Sea Creatures in Blue, Teal, and Grey

Natural History Sea Creatures in Blue, Teal, and Grey

Natural History Butterflies in Brown, Green, and Blue

Natural History Butterflies in Brown, Green, and Blue

See what we mean? Stunning. Natural History is organized along three main colours: brown/red, green, and blue. Though each strain includes multiple shades of each, and some complimentary colours as well, Lizzy’s excellent colour sense makes these fabrics a natural for quilting. We love the idea of a Precious Stones and Dinosaurs (or Sea Creatures and Constellation) Here & There quilt, or a Constellation and Stars Feather Bed quilt, or, if you truly can’t choose, In This Corner is a perfect way to use all the prints.

Natural History Constellation in Light Blue, Metallic Teal, Copper, and Silver Black

Natural History Constellation in Light Blue, Metallic Teal, Copper, and Silver Black

Natural History Stars in Blue, Green, and Brown

Natural History Stars in Blue, Green, and Brown

Natural History Dinosaurs in Green, Brown, and Blue

Natural History Dinosaurs in Green, Brown, and Blue

Of course, there’s no reason your bed or couch should get all the fun. These prints are whimsical, but they are also very wearable thanks to the pared down colour scheme and the scale of the images. We love the idea of a Butterflies Rooibos dress, or Constellation Cambie Dress. If you’d prefer to wear your Natural History on your sleeve (ahem), Noodlehead’s 241 Tote is perfect for all your summer running around. For kids, the Sally Dress (in Dinosaurs or Sea Creatures maybe?) is sure to become a summer staple, and we bet a pair of Parsley Pants (in Stars or Precious Stones, perhaps) would be enthusiastically received.

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