What is Toile?

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 Thomasville, Tallahassee, and Florida State University in the beautiful Red Hills region, Amy Hart has designed toile patterns that showcase their iconic sites and scenes.

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

An image of three fabrics: Toile of FSU in black & white, Toile of Tallahassee in red and white, and Toile of Thomasville in sepia tones              

We are honored that our Toile of Thomasville™ was featured in Southern Living!

Our Toile fabrics (Thomasville, Tallahassee, and FSU), along with our Woodland Creature fabrics, are ALL available for purchase by the yard!