Tammy Tadd Designs
A pattern design company in Sycamore, Illinois, evolves into a retail haven packed full of fabric and ideas.
Playfulness at Its Finest
Displays of fabric—from boisterous bags and aprons with attitude to quilts of modern sensibilities—fill the shop. Polka dots poke fun at cheery checks, plaids play nicely with coordinating paisleys, and flowers bloom beside 1930s reproduction prints. Tammy says the feeling is whimsical and fresh but not necessarily contemporary.