by Maxwell Tielman FACEBOOK TWITTER PINTEREST Text by Amy Azzarito. Design and Illustration by Maxwell Tielman. Toile imagery from the British Library. My Aunt Agatha says: January 30, 2014 at 8:26 am Timorous Beasties does a great new take on it but I am sure you know this :-) http://www.timorousbeasties.com/shop/wallcoverings/87/edinburgh-toile/ Reply Keren // The Walkup says: January 30, 2014 at 11:20 am I wrote my own history of the famed pattern on my blog last year! Visit for a ton of lesser known toile examples: featuring a print of Brooklyn! http://thewalkupblog.com/double-double-toile-and-trouble/ Reply FripperyVintage says: January 30, 2014 at 11:39 am Loving your illustration. Reply jacqueline | the hourglass files says: January 30, 2014 at 12:22 pm Love that there’s a post on toile de jouy. I love discussing textiles. At its most basic, toile is a french word for fabric or the muslin pattern of a garment. But toile de jouy is often shortened to the colloquial nickname toile like you said. It was printed with engraved copper plates and could depict either floral or scenic designs. Some of the more modern versions by contemporary artists are quite stunning with different motifs than just florals or pastoral scenes. Also, toile de jouy does not have to be a single-color print, but those are the most popular. Thanks for this post Amy and Maxwell! Reply LEAVE A COMMENT Cancel reply Comment Design*Sponge reserves the right to restrict comments that do not contribute constructively to the conversation at hand, contain profanity, personal attacks, hate speech or seek to promote a personal or unrelated business. Our goal is to create a safe space where everyone (commenters, subjects of posts and moderators) feels comfortable to speak. Please treat others the way you would like to be treated and be willing to take responsibility for the impact your words may have on others. Disagreement, differences of opinion and heated discussion are welcome, but comments that do not seek to have a mature and constructive dialogue will not be published. We moderate all comments with great care and do not delete any lightly. Please note that our team (writers, moderators and guests) deserve the same right to speak and respond as you do, and your comments may be responded to or disagreed with. These guidelines help us maintain a safe space and work toward our goal of connecting with and learning from each other.