Summer Design Release for 2020!

 In ARW New Designs

Summer 2020 feels, admittedly, a bit weird! We’ve released an entire new section of DIY to-go designs – something we hadn’t planned on expanding into during this Summer. But as our stores reopen at a lower capacity across the country, we’re finally getting back to our intended summer releases!

Modern Monogram

We’ve made some updates to our collection of family monograms & welcome signs! And then we also added another mini plank tray because we’re totally obsessed. Where do you think these stand with our current collection of Family Monogram signs? Are they fresh new updates or are you still loving the AR Workshop classics?

Summer Palm Collection

Palm leaves are an essential summer design. I mean, what else screams summer louder than tropical plants? Style your palm prints like Adria – bold statements in black and white! Or go with a traditional variety of greens. Whatever colors you choose, just make sure to post your pics!

Eucalyptus Collection

Our previous eucalyptus collections have been so popular, we thought we’d expand our selection! How cute is that welcome sign?

Summer Fern Collection

It’s not hard to tell that we’re all about the botanicals right now! We hadn’t branched into the fern family yet, but ferns are also a favorite summer plant – at least where we live!

Last but certainly not least, our new Shibori inspired patterns!

Shibori is an ancient form of cloth dying – if you do a quick search, you’ll see how many stunning patterns there are. The oldest surviving piece of cloth dyed in this style is from the 8th century, but the technique is much older than that. You might also notice how similar it looks to the American tradition of tie-dying.

What’s the difference between tie-dye and Shibori though? They’re both a resist-dyeing technique – where you use materials to block certain parts of the fabric from absorbing the dye. But tie-dye is one technique, specifically Western. Shibori is a collection of dyeing techniques.

Most of what you see in a quick image search of Shibori is that it’s blue, and often a dark blue. This isn’t a requirement of Shibori dyeing, but rather the fact that indigo dye was more available. Shibori can be done in a wide variety of colors and still be called Shibori!

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