"Seedy Weeds" Fabric Swatch Designed by Ruth Adler Schnee, 1953

Summary

Pins strewn about her sewing table. Snowflakes under a microscope. A stack of firewood. Adler Schnee took inspiration from the world around her, both the fantastic and the mundane. She created strikingly modern abstract and often organic forms. For this design, aptly named "Seedy Weeds" by her husband Eddie, Adler Schnee was motivated by -- you guessed it -- her personal garden.

Pins strewn about her sewing table. Snowflakes under a microscope. A stack of firewood. Adler Schnee took inspiration from the world around her, both the fantastic and the mundane. She created strikingly modern abstract and often organic forms. For this design, aptly named "Seedy Weeds" by her husband Eddie, Adler Schnee was motivated by -- you guessed it -- her personal garden.

Artifact

Swatch

Date Made

1953

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2018.143.33

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Linen (Material)

Color

Blue
Purple
White (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 27.875 in

Width: 51.75 in

Inscriptions

on paper tag: [AD]LER/SCHNEE, INC. / [...] / "Seedy Weeds" on angelstripe / Repeat 29" / 48" W / included

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