In 2011, I purchased all of the fabric that had been carefully collected by Kathryn Kalisz over many years. At the time it was hard to estimate the quantity, and quality, of what I had acquired. But I knew in my heart that they were incredibly special… valuable and irreplaceable.
When I began to open the containers it became apparent that the fabric was in a poor condition, having been stored, at random, in plastic boxes in a garage since Kathryn’s death. I painstakingly went through every piece of fabric, assigned it to its correct tone, and had each piece of fabric refinished. This included edging the fabric with stitching, not glue, to prevent fraying; adding new larger and stronger grommets, and finally pressing each one. They now look beautiful; and I can honestly say I believe they are the best drapes available in the world!
These drapes are part of the heritage of Kathryn Kalisz and the Sci\ART color analysis system that she created. I have done everything in my power to honor her memory by making them into drapes that represent her color analysis system accurately and to benefit anyone that is passionate about this amazing color analysis process.