Something Very Special
In 2010, Amy had the pleasure of working with a group of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities at Northeast Contemporary Services, Inc. (NCSI), a not-for-profit agency located in Roseville, MN. The mission – to introduce the art of stenciling to those individuals interested in this creative art and to develop a unique product which they could produce and sell. Well we have indeed succeeded! Now, through this wonderful partnership between Trimbelle River Studio, Northeast Contemporary Services, Inc. and their artists, we are proud to offer these very special items for sale through limited fundraising events. Please click here to learn more about their upcoming sales and see a small sampling of the variety of textiles available.
Since 1997 Trimbelle River Studio has helped our customers find appropriate vintage Arts & Crafts stencil designs for the home, as well as the homeowner. So whether you are restoring or simply redecorating a Mission, Craftsman or Prairie Style home, we can make it easier for you. We’ll educate you through our informative book or hands-on workshops, help you find supplies or even do the work for you, because we want you to come home to a home you love, a home that is a part of you and that makes you feel good. (And we can do this for your office as well)
Seeking peacefulness and pleasure from the environment in which we live was a basic philosophy of the Arts & Crafts Movement (a period from about 1900-1925 – click here for a little more history). By returning to nature for inspiration, simplifying one’s life, and getting away from the Victorian assumption that “more was not enough,” it was believed one could actually be healthier, less stressed, and more at peace. A belief we believe, is just as relevant in the world today as it was back then.
Home decoration was influenced by Mother Nature through simple designs that reflected flora, fauna and even her colors. One way to incorporate the soothing effects of nature in the home was with the use of stenciling. Anything and everything could have been stenciled. From walls and ceilings to adorning table linens and curtains; desk sets, clothing, even pincushions were among numerous household items that bore this decorative art, often applied by the homeowner. Come, let us introduce you to the rich and timeless world of stenciling from the Arts & Crafts Movement; you’ll simply be amazed at what you are capable of doing…