Trees inspire my Toile de bark textile patterns shown above. As you may well know Toile de jouy is a the traditional French cotton with patterns depicting all manners of country and courtly life made popular in the 17th century. www.designsponge.com/.../past-present-toile-de-jouy-modern-toile.html. In particular the beauty of Birch bark is hopefully suggested and then of course a playful pun on Max, the black lab on our logo…. toile de woof did not sound quite right… Toile de bark is a block printing process using beeswax crayons and is part of our BBB Spring collection.