Moda sales reps are showing Old Cambridge Pike
this month to shop owners.
We work months ahead, so July is the shop owner's
chance to buy fabric scheduled to be out
in December, 2015.
Here's the official description:
Old Cambridge Pike, Barbara Brackman's latest reproduction collection for Moda, celebrates prints and passions of 19th-century New England. From Concord to Cambridge and Boston, the generation who called themselves Young America cultivated a new sense of place in arts and literature while nearby textile mills defined an American print style.
The fabric reproduces Civil War era paisleys, stripes
and foulards, the everyday cottons one might have found in the sewing baskets at the Alcotts, the Hawthornes and the Peabody sisters who lived along the Old Cambridge Pike.
Louisa May Alcott must have taken the Old Cambridge Pike
to Boston often.
The prints date to the 1840-1890 era in a warm range of reds and browns, blues and greens. Each print and color name recalls an important image in Young America, honoring the circle of friends, the places they lived and their ideas.
Sophia Peabody Hawthorne (1809-1871)
was of the generation who called themselves Young America.
(The link's been changed.)
The Pre-Cuts should be out before Christmas
so you'd better start making your list.