Archive for the ‘Vintage Weekly’ Category

Wendy Bray

Fibercopia links to this .pdf article from World of Interiors by designer Wendy Bray. Ms. Bray has been designing since the late 1940s and is still working today. Sanderson will be bringing one of her prints to fabric later this year, and she’s also working with The Art of Wallpaper on a colleciton. She said [...]

Roses for Your Weekend

Happy weekend everyone! I’m going to try to catch up on some sleep … you? ( 1960s painterly rose on blue cotton, from Retro Age Vintage Fabrics ) Related posts: Daily Swatch: The Painted Floral Daily Swatch: Cheater Prints Milk Fabric Fabric Forecast 2009: Retro Age Vintage Fabrics Daily Swatch: Teapot Week

Milk Fabric

Milk and sleep are the only things I’m able to think about these days, so it’s kind of funny that this story on milk fabric has popped up (via Spoonflower on Twitter). With the rising cost of cotton and the growing interest in more environmentally friendly textiles, maybe milk fabric will catch on. Well, the [...]

Summer Vacay

This is a little scrap of vintage map/vacation-themed fabric from my stash — I love the wild, summery-sweet color scheme. (Sorry about the wrinkles though.) I’d upload it to Kuler for you, but they’re down for redesign at the moment. Related posts: Vintage Folk Twill Lecien’s Fabulous Blooming, and Color Palettes Daily Swatch: Seersucker My [...]

Vintage Folk Twill

These are vintage twill curtains that I bought from a thrift store years ago (and debated at the time whether I liked the print enough to buy it — crazy lady!). Now I love how it’s Penn-Dutch folky but a little less sweet/a little more wild than usual midcentury folk prints. I recently turned some [...]

Seeking Vintage Terry Cloth

Monique of Original Mischief (Flickr) is currently writing a book for Schiffer Publishing about vintage terry cloth! She has close to 4-500 examples of vintage terry cloth patterns in her own collection but is looking for more to feature in the book. So she wrote to me asking for help from True Up readers. She’s [...]

Gombar’s Fabrics

I’ve never been there, save passing through on a train ride from D.C. to New York, but I have a thing for Pennsylvania. If I had to take off and move somewhere, site unseen, it’d be there. I don’t know. I think it springs from my love of The Office and Penn Dutch … but [...]

Classic Textiles

{ Designs by Lucienne Day. L-R: Graphica, Riga, Spectators, Trio. } The Centre for Advanced Textiles at the Glasgow School of Art offers a commercial digital textile printing service, and, under the name Classic Textiles, reproduces designs from some of the U.K.’s most prominent and influential textile designers. Lucienne Day herself selected the 12 designs [...]

Vintage Dress Fabrics and Rayons at Sharon’s

Sharon’s Antiques Vintage Fabrics ( just added a dress fabric section to the site, with lengths of lightweight prints actually long enough to make dresses from. And while you’re there, don’t miss the vintage rayons page (a selection of which is shown above), or the rest of the site for that matter, full of amazing [...]