For the next few weeks I am going to post about the prints in my new reproduction collection Modernism for Moda. Each Monday I'll show you a print and discuss the style. The yardage should be in shops next month.
Coblentz, reproduction from Modernism
This repro comes from a piece of gauzy wool in a box of vintage modern prints in the Moda fabric library.
It was probably screen-printed in the 1930s and the drawing style---so hand-drawn looking---may have been inspired by the hand-printed yardage from the team of Phyllis Barron and Dorothy Larcher. Enid Marx worked with them and did her own block-printed yardages.
Phyllis Barron & Dorothy Larcher
Pointed Pip 1930's
"Pointed Pip" is typical of their style. The pattern was carved in a block (probably a linoleum block) and hand printed in a single color onto white fabric.
Enid Marx, Zig-Zag, 1935
The prints are very free and very geometric. They often have a linear set.
Barron & Larcher
This one was probably printed batik-fashion, with the lines printed in a waxy substance that
remained light in an indigo dye bath.
With the Coblenz print I am thinking Log Cabins and Borders.
And fake Log Cabins made out of 4 fussy cut triangles
like this mock-up.
See a post on Phyllis Barron here: