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Bärbel Dressler: Toile Valentine Design Inspiration

Idea and Inspiration behind the design

Introducing the Toile Valentine Silk Scarf, a creation by artist and designer Bärbel Dressler. This exquisite pattern draws inspiration from the 18th-century Toile de Jouy style, known for its romantic countryside scenes.

Delve into the scarf, and you'll find an 18th-century love story in three scenes: a chance meeting in a town square, a flirtatious picnic in a meadow, and starlit dreams of a shared future. These scenes were inspired by Bärbel's travels in Scotland, where she explored cobblestone alleys in Edinburgh and the beauty of Loch Lomond.

Knowing the story and inspiration behind this pattern adds depth to your Prinz Berlin silk scarf, making it more than just an accessory—it's a piece of art and a timeless tale of love and beauty.

Bärbel Dressler

Bärbel Dressler, a surface pattern designer and educator based in Stockholm, is the creative force behind Bear Bell Productions. Her lifelong passions for drawing and history converged when she discovered surface pattern design as a profession. Bärbel's expertise in historical patterns and styles not only refined her design skills but also shaped her unique artistic style. As a history enthusiast, she weaves historical elements into everything she does, including her courses, where she simplifies the learning process by sharing her extensive research.