Behind the Threads: The Making of Yonder View

Sharon Cash

21 September 2023

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Our Elements fabrics are workhorses. These solids and small-scale textures create the foundation, or elemental, aspect of an aesthetic, both within a collection as well as in a space.


Yonder View, an embroidered tape, was one of the initial offerings in Elements trim. The design is created by arranging three-dimensional foam in seemingly random, organic ridges. The ridges are hidden beneath full-coverage, single-color embroidered yarns. Due to the undulating rhythm of the design, the yarns appear multi-tonal, a dance between light and shadow. The dimension of the design depicts movement, resulting in a contemporary, sculptural effect.


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I’m inspired by fashion, travel, art, and nature, and I designed Yonder View based on patterns found in the outdoors—the ripple of the sand when patterned by the wind, or the ridged land viewed from the sky.


Yonder View quickly became a bestseller. The original palette was serene and muted, but given the vibrant colors and patterns of S. Harris collections, I wanted to add trimmings that could accentuate the bold colors and bring them forward. So, after five years, I’ve added 11 new, saturated hues.


Four of the new colorways feature embroidery atop custom-dyed grounds of deep blue and saturated red. The new variations of blues include a moody shade and a nuanced play on aquamarine, plus Prussian and Fiji, which use a dark shade of navy as the tonal ground. Two vibrant colors of red and pink, Carnelian and Cerise, are vivid and exciting additions to the palette.


Air is a shade of soft blue that resists tinting green or red, as so many soft blues tend to do. Cilantro is a restful shade of green. I included Bison, Fossil, and Peach Quartz in the line-up to speak to the S. Harris “color worlds,” a term we hear often from our Creative Director, Jodi Finer, when she builds her distinctive S. Harris color palettes.


I’m excited to offer an expanded line of Yonder View to designers, and I can’t wait to see how they use it in their projects.


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Have a favorite new hue of Yonder View? We’d love if you’d let us know—tag us on social to join the conversation. #sharris

Sharon Cash

Sharon Cash is the creative force behind trimming and accessories for all of the brands at Fabricut, including S. Harris. Her work has been featured in Veranda, House Beautiful, and Luxe, and she has designed and developed trimming collections for mills around the globe. Sharon earned a bachelor's degree from Philadelphia College of Textiles, and her graduate work was in Textile Science at Clemson University.

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