Daily Swatch: Folky Geometric Week

Vintage Fabric - Waverly

I don’t know quite what to call this pattern type, but it’s one of my hands-down favorites. I think it’s circa 1960s-70s, Dutch, German, and/or Scandinavian folk-influenced. I’m just going to call it “folky geometric” even though it usually involves floral and conversational motifs too. If someone can provide a more precise name and era, please let me know in the comments!

Swatch above is a vintage Waverly print from my collection.


  1. strikkelise says:

    Cute swatch. It doesn’t look Scandinavian(esque) to me, I’d say Dutch, German or Eastern European :)

  2. I wish I knew what to call it.
    I have several similar prints and usually resort to a reference of “snowflakes”, “geometric flowers”, or “cowboy spurs”. LOL

  3. Cowboy Spurs says:

    I would agree that it does look european – not seen anything like that here in the “wild west’.

    Curious as to why someone would refer to the print as “cowboy spurs” though – unless you are refering to the rowel, which is the round part at the end of the spur…

    Well… perhaps….

    Some of the Mexican and Spanish spurs have rowels with many points on – but not bright yellow!! lol