I was lucky enough to be invited to a small party to meet textile designer, John Robshaw, last evening. In addition to being very talented, he’s also charming, warm and great-looking!
At Halcyon House in Baltimore, they’re having a trunk show of John’s fabrics today, as well as a number of the beautiful Indian textiles he’s importing and making into pillows (just like me!), table runners, prints on paper and more. Halcyon House is one of the few places in the area that carries John’s goods, including quilts, pillow shams and pillows. Halcyon House is filled with exemplary selections of ikat pillows, Uzbekistani robes, gorgeous table top items, and as always, loads of fresh flowers! Some of the guests last evening included several of Baltimore’s top designers – Alex Baer and Mona Hajj – and architects – Ziger Snead, who had designed the residential buildings at Woodbourne - as well as my great friend David Wiesand. Earlier in the day, I had stopped by DeBois Textiles, where I found a beautiful Afghanistani crewel-work coat. I took it home and made some alterations and wore it to the party. I thought that since John is a textile designer who does a lot of travelling, it would be of interest to him… Actually, almost everyone commented on it, and it fit perfectly with the theme of the evening.
John Robshaw will be at Halcyon House today, from noon until five p.m. Go visit him!
Thanks to Stiles for including me in the evening’s events! And thanks, too, for the gift bag with some swatches of John’s stellar fabrics and a notebook that John’s making exclusively for Barnes & Noble.