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 Home / Fabric Designers / Anna Maria Horner / Fibs and Fables

Fibs and Fables

Anna Maria Horner writes that this collection "was inspired by my interest in and love for vintage fairytale illustrations; and I have never had more fun doing research! The notion of storytelling, in a sense, is a system of make-believe with various motives: to teach a lesson, to entertain or to perpetuate a culture's belief system. And perhaps in a more cynical sense, stories are just - but when set to beautiful images they become welcome lies. Exploring old German, Danish, British and American illustrations revealed all of the beloved book scenery that I got lost in as a child. Many of those artists were themselves influenced by ancient artwork, ancient stories and Greek Mythology. What entranced and inspired my color directions was the element of fear and tragedy combined with joyful resolution. The balance of the two, as well as the good and evil that is such a common theme, helped me to cast a moody palette on the fabric's color-ways. The prints themselves are a not so literal in telling any specific fib, fable or fairytale, but rather they bring to light the elements that exist in so many of our favorite stories. Fibs & Fables is as fun for children's quilts, decor and clothing as it is unexpected for women's fashion."

Cottage in Golden

Dressmaker in Amethyst

Escape in Forest

Helios in Incense

Labyrinth in Aqua

Minutes in Glen

Plaited in Silver

Starry Eyed in Bark

Cottage in Snowy

Dressmaker in Flint

Escape in Midnight

Helios in Ice

Labyrinth in Jade

Minutes in Brick

Plaited in Magenta

Starry Eyed in Peony

Cottage in Algae

Dressmaker in Brass

Escape in Burgundy

Helios in Fire

Labyrinth in Petunia

Minutes in Sword

Plaited in Flax

Starry Eyed in Water

Helios Rayon in Flame

Helios Rayon in Infrared

Starry Eyed Rayon in Elixir

Starry Eyed Rayon in Raspberry

Starry Eyed Rayon in Seaweed


Quickly order prints in this collection

Fibs and Fables Fat Quarter Bundle in Fanciful

Fibs and Fables Fat Quarter Bundle in Gallant


Cotton Couture in Acid

Cotton Couture in Berry

Cotton Couture in Garnet

Cotton Couture in Pumpkin

Halos Wideback in Coral

Halos Wideback in Glen

Halos Wideback in Glisten

Halos Wideback in Sunkissed

Minky Dimple Dot in Black

Minky Dimple Dot in Cream

Minky Dimple Dot in Teal

Solid in Black

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