Carolyn Quartermaine’s iconic (and much imitated) 18th century script fabric has been slavishly adored by many of us since it was first created. Her book published in 1997 in both the UK and USA can be found under two different titles…but it’s the same book: Carolyn Quartermaine Revealed…or Unwrapped…by Kate Constable, photography Jaques Dirand. One of the few design books that remains fresh and timeless. I love her artist’s approach to decorating and creating her beautiful silk screened fabric. Her website here is replete with gorgeous images of the work she has done from Chateau Beloeil in Belgium to the Bluebird in London. If you search Quartermaine on my blog, you will see a generous sampling of her work. I purchased quite a bit of fabric from Carolyn a few years ago, and even had the pleasure of talking with her via phone. If you are interested in her purchasing her fabric she encourages you to email her directly. Her script and floral fabric are in stock and can be purchased via Paypal in 2 meter minimums and shipped direct. Her newer pieces like the bespoke toile have 3 meter minimums, with longer lead times. More info at bottom of post.
Eau de Nil taffeta Signature Script gold CQ1
Gold Signature Script on canvas CQ22
Would love this backed with stripes and edged with pleated grosgrain…so many ideas…so little time!
This golden piece of floral screen-printed satin is 33″ wide and 59″ long..just waiting patiently for the perfect wide chair…though I could see a strip of pink taffeta on one side.
My last bit of Fruity Pink taffeta with French Script.