Off on a Fabric Safari…

Come with us as we go on a fabric safari to Downtown Los Angeles!


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Another New Arrival At Atelier Lily Absinthe!

Just in time for Christmas! We were fortunate to be able to obtain a copy of this fabulous book Textiles for Victorian and Edwardian Clothing: 1880-1920 by Diana L. Fagan Affleck and Karen J. Herbaugh. Originally published in 2004 and long out of print, this book is an excellent introduction to the somewhat bewildering world of late 19th and early 20th Century fabrics. The book itself combines documentation with representative swatches of fabric. Having actual fabric swatches is a major plus in that the reader can now see and feel representative fabric samples and thus be able to gain a better understanding of the actual fabrics that were used. This book is definitely a labor of love and it’s too bad that it’s been out of print for so long- naturally, including the fabric swatches was no doubt a major logistical undertaking. About the closest thing out there today are fabric swatch kits that accompany most textile textbooks. Check it out in our Etsy store: 😁

And From The Fabric Stash

W‘ve been gradually going through our warehouse with the aim of freeing up space and we came across a number of older fabrics dating back to the 1990s when we first started our business (anyone remember McKechnie Mercantile? 😄). Below are just a few of the treasures we have found: ❤








And finally, we’ve just acquired a supply of paper flowers for your trimming needs: