Toile, Toile, ToileSunday, November 11, 2007
After the post I did on the New Orleans toile that I bought from Hazelnut, I was wondering how someone would go about commissioning a custom toile. There's a company called Town Toiles that can do it - and besides commissioned requests, they have their own line of fabrics with scenes from Boston, Charleston, Chicago, Nantucket, New York, San Francisco, and Tampa.
Glasgow-based Timorous Beasties has a very different style of toile in patterns for London and Glasgow. Very different.
Architextiles carries a Louisiana Purchase toile, here.
The toile that's in the foyer at Commander's Palace (I wish I had taken a picture of it the last time I was there!) was done by Silver Hill Atelier to depict regional scenes - some of their other work is here. It was then embellished by Richard Saja (you *have* to see this & some of his other work!).