Modernism is my latest Moda line, a small-ish collection,
30 different bolts.
Reading about history and biography is one of my major recreational activities. Every year I pick an era and read and read. The time period somehow winds up in a Moda fabric line.
A few years ago I focused on Jane Austen's England and did a collection called Hartfield in the types of sprigged muslins and chintzes I imagined Jane and Cassandra liked.
One year I devoured biographies from the Federal period in America and the line was Lately Arrived from London.
For months I have been reading everything I could find about Paris in the 1920s.
Modernism is the line inspired by all that sophisticated jazz-age nightlife.
The precuts for Modernism, such as Jellyrolls and Layercakes, are in the shops now.
This collection is going to be a little bit harder to find than
some of the others I've done. The audience is narrower
for prints from Paris in the 1920s than from the Civil War years.
My historical adventures are for a sophisticated audience:
Read more about Modernism here:
And at my separate Historically Modern blog
Now that the New Year is here....I have to pick a new era to read about. I'm really stuck in Paris in the 1920s----why would I want to leave? Perhaps inspiration will come soon. Who knows what fabric will come out of my 2014 trips to the library?