Introducing Doe.


Finally, I can share some pics from my newest line, Doe.


doe fabric stack_carolyn friedlander for robert kaufman


I keep thinking of Doe as a bit of a mash-up…


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For one, it represents my love of print mixing.

Matching is totally overrated.



doe fabric collection snippet_2_carolyn friedlander for robert kaufman


And two–which is also what I might like most about it–is that it speaks to the idea of finding beauty and character in things that are raw and sometimes imperfect.

Perfection is also overrated.



doe fabric collection snippet_3_carolyn friedlander for robert kaufman



The designs are a big mix of things that have worked their way into my life and mind over the last year and a half, including, but not limited to the following: my quilt pattern work, the (new) old digs that I’ve landed in and will be forever dreaming up projects for, having watched a few too many reruns of Saved By The Bell while hand sewing (yes, I’ll admit it…), and my forever love of grids, clean lines, and structure against the reality of what is hand drawn.



doe fabric collection swatches_2_carolyn friedlander for robert kaufman



More so than with my previous lines, this one started with a strong sense of color, which the name–Doe (in my mind)–seemed to speak to. I was completely allured by a palette that was natural and earthy with lots of creams, white on white, caramels, and browns. Doe seemed to express that while also being simple, clean and totally unfussy.



doe fabric selvege_carolyn friedlander for robert kaufman


Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more about the line, and for lots of new projects…




39 Responses to Introducing Doe.

  1. bluework September 29, 2014 at 5:10 am #

    Oh, I m so exitet. Waiting to touch the first fabric.

  2. Jenni September 29, 2014 at 5:36 am #

    Oh Carolyn! It is just beautiful! I’m sure you are so excited for it to be released. I can’t wait to create something with it. You are an amazing talent! ~jenglebelle

  3. erin September 29, 2014 at 5:46 am #

    Carolyn!!!! These designs are gorgeous. Drop dead beautiful. Congrats on another stellar collection! Looking forward to sewing with it!

  4. bluework September 29, 2014 at 6:28 am #

    Oh, wonderful. I m so exitet to touch the fabric soon

  5. Carmen September 29, 2014 at 8:25 am #

    *Gasp!* I was wondering when we’d see something new from you, and I am instantly in love with Doe. I love the thin lines and small scale of the prints. Now I’m all excited!

  6. Camille September 29, 2014 at 9:34 am #

    It’s line that I can see myself working with again and again! I’m so happy you shared!!! Thank you, it’s amazing:)

  7. Gabrielle September 29, 2014 at 11:23 am #

    Love your commentary on how the line came to be.

  8. ana conceicao September 29, 2014 at 11:50 am #

    In the words of veruca salt… I want it now! Gorgeous.

  9. Kat Scott September 29, 2014 at 12:13 pm #

    I love the clean thin lines, the grids, the solid blocks of color, and fresh new shapes….. Now please!

  10. Kat Scott September 29, 2014 at 12:13 pm #

    I love the clean thin lines, the grids, the solid blocks of color, and fresh new shapes….. Now please!

  11. katie September 29, 2014 at 12:44 pm #

    Oh the triangles! The orange! Happiness!

  12. Rachel Booth September 29, 2014 at 7:22 pm #

    Oooh this one might just be my favorite line yet!!! 🙂

  13. Mandy September 30, 2014 at 12:49 am #

    Carolyn it is fantastic! So useful, so beautiful, and so obviously you. It will be another success that you deserve.

  14. Debbie September 30, 2014 at 12:53 am #

    oh yeah! This is a delight! Can.not.wait!

  15. Jennifer (Q is for Quilts) September 30, 2014 at 7:40 am #

    I only recently got back into quilting after a 20 year hiatus and it is mainly because of beautiful fabrics like yours. I really love this line. It looked to me like a sunrise in the stormy sky with the orange in the gray in the light blues. Thank you for doing what you do.

  16. christine October 1, 2014 at 2:20 am #

    oh Carolyn! it’s so beautiful! can’t wait to use it for upcoming projects! hope to see you at market! 🙂

  17. Josée Carrier October 1, 2014 at 6:55 am #

    I totally LOVE this! Like all your collections. Congratulations!

  18. Karyn October 1, 2014 at 1:42 pm #

    I particularly like the circles/dots and the diagonal lines. Very unique.

  19. Cheryl Arkison October 1, 2014 at 2:58 pm #

    I love you more with your Saved By the Bell admission.

  20. janet moilanen October 2, 2014 at 2:34 pm #

    Your new line is wonderful – I’ll just have to go off my fabric diet!

  21. Mina October 3, 2014 at 12:54 pm #

    I thought Architextures was my all time favorite fabric, but now I wonder…….

  22. Ann Solinski October 4, 2014 at 12:38 am #

    Doe? Oh, dear. 😀
    Thanks for being a big part of why I love fabric, especially YOURS!

  23. Rachel at Stitched in Color October 8, 2014 at 3:04 pm #

    Awesome, I am so glad to meet Doe. Your ljnes have become a staple in my stash. Glad to see more wonderful cream prints. I’m a cream-over-white girl anytime!

  24. Linda H. October 11, 2014 at 9:28 pm #

    Your new line is beautiful, Carolyn! I’m sure it will be a big success, just as your previous lines were. I know you’re swapped with quilt market plans, but I’m sure it’s all worth the effort. My best to you as you take the quilting world by storm… again.

  25. Susan Clarkson November 23, 2014 at 6:54 pm #

    Doe is beautiful. I look forward to using it.


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