Barkcloth Sources

I’m celebrating barkcloth all week. In case you missed it, here’s the post explaining exactly what barkcloth is. Here’s where you can get some for yourself:

Vintage:

Pretty Birds Vintage Barkcloth
- Niesz Vintage Fabric has mostly florals and some other great midcentury prints.

- Rickrack’s upholstery and drapery section has some barkcloth.

- Retro Age Vintage Fabrics – Australian shop’s barkcloth selection skews toward the mod/1960s.

- Country House Antique Textiles UK shop – requires some digging as there appears to be no search function, but has tons of incredible vintage fabric of all types.

- Antiquefabric.com doesn’t have much, but they have a huge inventory of vintage fabric so maybe there will be more in the future.

- Ditto for Revival Fabrics.

Reproduction:

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- J & O Fabrics

- Melina Made (previously featured)

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- Reprodepot has a small handful of prints in the “vinyl and uphostery” category.

Vintage and Reproduction

- eBay stores carrying barkcloth

- All barkcloth fabric on Etsy

Hawaiian/Tropical:

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- Hawaii Fabric Mart – inexpensive (~$9.50/yard), but there is a five-yard minimum.

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- Barkcloth Hawaii — has reproduction abstract/mod prints as well as tons of tropical motifs in various weights of barkcloth. Also carries garment weight Hawaiian prints. Very well-organized shop; it’s easy to find exactly what you’re looking for.

- Kapa Fabrics

- HawaiianFabrics.com – the only place I’ve seen barkcloth solids.

If I’ve missed any, please let me know in the comments and I’ll add them.

3 Comments

  1. SWEET! Thanks for the mention, Kim!
    I’m thoroughly enjoying your barkcloth week. The florals are my first love, but those lush tropicals and funky midcentury prints are running a close second.

    Oh! And the Dali (or Dali-esk) designs…”Dancing Leaves”…Love that!

    Kimberly :)

  2. Sharon says:

    Thanks for remembering us at Rickrack! Barkcloth has always been a favorite, and not just mine but the customers’ too. We’ll hopefully be adding more stock soon, plus you can still see some great stuff we’ve sold.

  3. Mary Stueben says:

    Greetings! Discount Fabric Warehouse in Kailua Kona, Hilo, Maui and Kauai, has barkcloth in garment weight, upholstery weight, and vinyl coated (for table cloths, bags, jackets, etc.) Our internet site has only a fraction of what is available in four stores (LOTS of other Hawaiian prints in either cotton or poly-cotton as well as rayon; quilting fabrics, home dec, etc.) Thanks for keeping the barkcloth aloha alive!
    Mary