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This week we’re talking…25% Off Deal of the Weekend!, New Fabrics here at HR, PWH Wine & Cheese Event Reminder, & More!
25% OFF CANVAS HOME – THIS WEEKEND ONLY
Starting this week, keep an eye out in our Friday newsletters for our weekend 25% off promotions!
This Friday and Saturday only, get 25% off your Canvas Home tableware purchase.
A little bit about Canvas Home and the Shell Bisque collection:
These beautiful dinnerware collections are handmade porcelain. With egg shell thin bodies in contrast to the textured unglazed bisque, this collection feels inspired by nature.The high firing temperature of the porcelain bodies make pieces strong and functional. Simple, Sustainable & Stylish for any occasion.
NEW FABRICS SELECTION
If you’ve been into the store lately, you may have noticed that the quanitity of fabric we offer may seem a bit smaller than usual. And although you’re right that our fabrics on the bolts have dwindled, our fabrics per yard have more than tripled!!
We’re introducing 4 new fabric designers that we can order for you by the yard, in many different colorways! Scroll down to learn more about each brand!
LAURA + KIRAN
Laura and Kiran have been designing and producing their own fabrics in India since 1982. When they design a new fabric collection in their Berkeley, California studio, they draw on over 30 years of world travels – especially from India. They love to create fresh and modern designs by reinventing traditional motifs and infusing them with contemporary color.
All of Laura & Kiran prints and yard dyed stripes, checks and solids are made of natural fibers – cotton and linen. Each fabric design is either handprinted or hand dyed and woven by master craftsmen in India. They ensure that all the dyes used are free of harmful chemicals. Each dyelot is meticulously matched to our color and quality standards before it is sent to us. Laura and Kiran have been delivering high quality fabrics consistently, to the industry, for over 30 years.
We have each fabric in a few different colorways! Just note that there is a 3 yard minimum.
Les Indiennes is the product of Mary Mulcahy and a craftsman named Srinivas in a tiny village in southern India. Srinivas is one of very few craftsman who still practice the ancient art of kalamkari, an extremely complex printing method.
The process of Kalamkari is fascinating! Read about it below…
The fabric must initially be softened and bleached. Bales of organic cotton are repeatedly rinsed and beaten against large rocks, then laid out on the grass to bleach in the intense Indian sun. If it rains, this step must wait.
Once the fabric is sufficiently softened and lightened, printing begins. Craftsmen dip hand-carved teak blocks in dyes derived from plants, roots, earth and rock. Great care must be taken in pressing the pattern to the cloth. Then, the printed fabric is air dried for at least two days.
When the fabric is dry, it must be steamed over a fire of rice chaff to fix the color. Workers next haul the cloth to a stream and rinse the fabric to remove excess dye. Colors emerge from different streams in different tones – nature’s little tweak!
After the color is fully saturated, the fabric undergoes another round of softening and color-brightening. The fabrics are boiled, laid in the sun once more, and dipped in
a natural, color-intensifying solution.
Premier Prints was founded in February of 1991, by a Tupelo, MS family with deep roots in the furniture supply industry.
Premier Prints is dedicated to remaining an environmentally friendly company by using a water-based pigment printing system. Their company has experience printing on a variety of substrates including cotton, poly/cotton blends, cotton/rayon, and polyester. These fabrics range in widths from 45″ to 65″ are made in the USA. They are capable of applying water resistant, flame retardant, and ultraviolet enhancing finishes. Making any fabric available as indoor/outdoor!
We have many different designs in multiple colorways! These fabrics are super affordable!
Schumacher was founded in 1889, and is a family-owned company that has been synonymous with style, taste, and innovation ever since! Their collections are comprehensive, with an extraordinary range united by respect for classicism, an eye for the cutting edge, and an unparalleled level of quality. A passion for luxury and an unwavering commitment to beauty are woven into everything they do!
They’ve collaborated with famous architects, artists, and photographers such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Saul Steinberg, and Cecil Beaton. Their fabrics and wallpapers have also been used in historic buildings such as the Whitehouse (put up by Jackie Kennedy in 1962!), in pop culture such as on the I Love Lucy show, and used as the stage curtains at The Met!
These fabrics are stunning and diverse in style!
DON’T FORGET ABOUT THE WINE & CHEESE PARTY!!!
Join Partners for World Health here at Home Remedies on
Thursday, June 16th from 6-8PM
for a Wine & Cheese Party to raise support for medical relief in Ecuador!
Tickets are $35 per person (& you must be 21 and older).
This is a great cause, and we need YOU to join us for a wonderful night of wine & cheese and fundraising!
In addition to the wine pull, there will be amazing raffle prizes, and come ready to shop because 15% of all sales at Home Remedies during the event will go to benefit PWH and their efforts in Ecuador!
43RD ANNUAL OLD PORT FEST!!
Kick off summer in Maine at the 43rd annual Old Port Festival! This family-friendly event is an outdoor celebration of music, art and community in the heart of beautiful Downtown Portland.
Come one, come all and enjoy awesome live music, Maine-made arts and crafts, food from local businesses, kids’ activities and more. As always, the Old Port Festival is a rain or shine event!
Sunday, June 12, 2016
11am — 5pm
Kickoff Parade at 11am featuring Shoestring Theater — The parade starts at the top of Exchange Street and will make its way all the way down Exchange
Music and entertainment on seven stages (see our lineups below)
Children’s amusement rides & rock climbing wall
Casco Bay Eye Ferris Wheel (by DiMillo’s on the Water) — Runs noon-8pm Friday through Sunday
Over 200 vendor booths featuring great food, arts & crafts and more!