Barbara Brackman has a knack for taking us back through history with her decadent reproduction collections. She is on the Jolly Jabber today chatting about The Morris Apprentice, her latest reproduction masterpiece for Moda Fabrics. This collection celebrates design history with a nod to John Henry Dearle. Continue reading for a bit of history and a lot of beauty!
Q: To what or whom would you dedicate this collection, or what inspired this collection?
A: My inspiration on The Morris Apprentice is the work of John Henry Dearle, who ran the Morris & Company design firm for decades but has until recently gotten very little credit. He was a design guru and contributed greatly to the world of textile design during his time at Morris & Company.
Q: What is your favorite project using this collection?
A: It's always the one I am working at the moment! My sewing group is helping with a project alternating stars and nine patches, that is my current favorite.
Q: What would be your collection’s theme song?
A: Since it's a William Morris collection it would have to be a medieval dancing tune---a Morris Dance I guess.
Q: If you could live in a movie, what movie would it be?
A: Midnight in Paris by Wood Allen. It is all about Time Travel!
Q: What do you get nostalgic over?
A: Everything, but mainly old chintz by the yard, about 1835.
Q: What is your favorite TV show of all time?
A: I never get tired of Seinfeld reruns.
Q: If you could be a modern day fictional character, who would you be?
A: Mr. Darcy; He's rich and he has Lizzie.
Q: What’s the strangest compliment you’ve ever received?
A: I try to forget the strange ones.