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September 2018

The word toile (pronounced “twall”) means “linen cloth” or “canvas” in French. The full and proper name of the cotton    fabrics first produced in the late 18th century with scenes repeatedly scattered across them was “Toile de Jouy”, literally meaning “fabric from Jouy” – the town of Jouy-en-Josas outside of Paris.

As a tribute to the beautiful and historic towns of Thomasville and Tallahassee, I have designed toile patterns that showcase many of their iconic sites and scenes.

At The Hare & The Hart, we’ve produced several options for you to display your love for your town beyond (but including) the traditional toile fabric: wallpaper, gift wrap, tote bags, mugs, phone cases, and much, much more!