My introduction to Jeanelle was through her company Adaptive Textiles. Two years ago, I needed a specific fabric for some dining room chairs. My client wanted her home to look like it had been plucked right off the beach. We found some great round back chair frames and I decided to look for a coral head fabric so that I could center the image in the back of the chair. I found several fabric options, but the color was wrong or the size was off. I had just recently attended the World Wide Window Covering Expo in Atlanta where I discovered Jeanelle's company called Adaptive Textiles. This company screen prints on linen, canvas or any number of fabrics that they offer. Their work is beyond the normal screen printing that you would see at your local tee shirt store. Their stuff is gorgeous! I had a G. Richard Anderson take, and manipulate, a photo of a coral head. We then tweaked it in Photoshop and adjusted the color. Adaptive Textiles printed it according to my specifications and, lo and behold, the perfect custom fabric for our chair backs!
Chair back fabric designed by me, fabricated by Adaptive Textiles. Chair front fabric by Thibaut
Fast forward to just before Christmas, I get an email from the national office of the WCAA asking if they could use a photograph of mine for a national ad campaign. Turns out, the photo that they want to use is the dining room in which we used Jeanelle's fabric!
Jump forward, again, to January at the WCAA Charlotte Chapter meeting, who shows up as a new local member but Jeanelle Dech. She has stepped in to run the Custom Home Furnishings Academy here in Charlotte. She now splits her time between CHF and Adaptive Textiles. Over the last couple of months, Jeanelle has become an intergrel part of our local WCAA organization. It is so neat to go from knowing about someone, to getting to know them personally. Welcome to Charlotte, Jeanelle!
This is a copy of the advertisemet that the WCAA is using in it's national campaign.