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French Paisley

The history of the paisley pattern traces back to the 1640’s when manufacturers in Marseilles began to mass-produce the motifs.  England and Holland followed later in the century and the production of paisley increased by the 19th Century.  The actual paisley design is a teardrop motif with curved upper ends.  Its name originates from the town of Paisley in West Scotland, which was home to one of the most popular paisley pattern manufacturers.  The document piece of the Vintage French Paisley collection features deep, rich, intense colorations of dark browns, Madder browns, dark brick reds, along with Prussian blues offset by soft browns, pinks and blues.

by Evonne Cook and Washington Street Studio


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Evonne Cook

Welcome to Clothesline Quilts Pattern Company featuring traditional quilt and craft patterns for the home and family by Evonne Cook.

A former community college employee who has always enjoyed sewing & tailoring, I learned to sew in 7th grade Home Ec class. But since quilting caught my attention, I spend my time in the quilting and designing mode.

Married for 40 years, our children are all married now with children of their own. John and I enjoy our 11 wonderful grandchildren and still farm the family farm of row crops, corn & soybeans, in northwest Iowa. My pattern company is based in our rural farm home, and I love it that way; it really is more fun than work. I also now thoroughly enjoy designing fabric collections with P & B/Washington Street Studio.