Passionate about beautiful linens, I recently "discovered" Attiser, a company that makes gorgeous handcrafted bedding and linens, and was thrilled to make their acquaintance. Founded by Seema A, head designer and creative director in Menlo Park, California, Attiser linens are handcrafted in India and designed to appeal to the senses and draw compliments from guests. I love how I can change the "personality" of my indoor and outdoor dining spaces by simply dressing the table with linens to match my theme of the moment, and Attiser has a rich diversity of high-quality offerings.
Attiser collection consists of flat sheets, shower curtains, sheer curtains,
standard shams, throw pillow covers, quilts and duvets, along with table linens
- tablecloths, placemats, and napkins, I collect tablecloths and napkins -
antique, vintage, and modern, and fell in love their table products.
Seaside Savvy Quilt
tablecloths come in various designs and colors to enliven different home decors
as well as the seasons including: Seaside
Savvy (white, aqua teal with seaside beach design), Sweet Nothings (white, pink, and floral design), Amethyst Amore (white, pink, purple,
paisley, Bohemian design), Classic
Crimson (white, crimson, red, Moroccan), Sage Midori (white, olive green, geometric Gypsy print), Southern Nights (white, blue, green,
French Country design), Sapphire
Splendor (white, navy design), and Canary
Midnight (canary and midnight design).
love their stunning Amethyst Amore Tablecloth that comes in 3 different sizes,
Large (104 inches by 70 inches), Medium (84 inches x 70 inches), and Small (54
inches x 54 inches), matching napkins in a generous size (20 inches x 20
inches), and placemats that bring a unified look to my table setting.
Amore is a pink and purple paisley Bohemian design printed on a white
background that brings a touch of the celebratory spring and summer season to any
décor. Although the small tablecloth is a square, I loved how this looked as a
table topper set over a white round tablecloth while dining al fresco. Set for
two for Afternoon Tea with the matching napkins and a bouquet of purple
hydrangea in an antique milk glass bowl created a fantasy setting in my garden.
Indoors, it brought a sense of gaiety and levity to my breakfast table.
A sure sign
of luxury is the added touch that makes a product feel special; with Attiser
that begins with the packaging. My tablecloth and matching napkins arrived carefully
folded inside a plastic envelope tucked inside a pretty, cranberry fabric carry
bag with the Attiser logo written in gold on it, along with a scroll telling the
story of how they create their product, attesting that they are a sustainable
company with handmade products that are soft, green, and empowering women
artisans. The bag is perfect to take my tablecloth along on a picnic or store
it on a hanger in a closet.
the painstaking artistry and multi-step process they use to create their
products provided me with a greater appreciation of the company and their
exquisite collection lines, which I happily share with you.
Discovering the Meaning of Handcrafted
Signature Collection consists of handcrafted bedding and linens "made using the
400 years ancient Indian technique of hand-block printing from The Thar Desert
of Rajasthan in India." Their focus is to create pieces that have their own
unique characteristics - where "Beauty evolves through imperfections" and their
motto is "Kindling passion in color, discovering beauty in imperfections."
Step 1 - The Hand-Carved Wooden Blocks
in India, the Attiser process begins with the carver (charade) creating a pattern using a transfer on a block of wood and
then carving the design using hand tools. For each design, an artist may use a
total of 3 to 30 individual blocks depending on the complexity of the design
and the number of colors used.
carved wood blocks receive a mustard oil treatment for several days to prevent
warping from the dyes which will be used.
To ensure even saturation of color from the dyes, tiny holes are drilled
just before printing, and the holes are filled with cotton.
Step 2 - The Fabric
fabric must first be prepared before designs can be printed on it. This
involves whitening the cloth, then drying it in the sun on bamboo frames. When
dry, the fabric is cut to the specific dimensions of the design for a
tablecloth, etc. It is now ready to be pinned to padded tables.
Now that the
fabric is ready, the hand block printing takes place using a variety of dyes
and the hand-carved blocks required to create each design. After the printing
is complete, it is dried in the sun, possibly put in a dye bath, then washed,
and put in the sun again to dry.
which of the products in the Attiser collection appeals to your sense of
decorating, their products will surely please with their beauty and handcrafted
fashionable life and enjoy decorating.
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