Posts tagged ‘1950s Fabrics’

Daily Swatch: Feathers

Again, these could be feathers, could be leaves … but if they are leaves they are feathery leaves. Circa 1950s, from Pindot.net (in the gray/purple section). Related posts: Daily Swatch: Feathers Daily Swatch: Feathers Daily Swatch: Feathers Daily Swatch: Feathers Daily Swatch 4/27/08

Daily Swatch: Feathers

These might be leaves, not feathers, but I love it so here it is! This piece is from the fabric of my life (shop) on Flickr. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Feathers Daily Swatch: Feathers Daily Swatch: Feathers Daily Swatch: Feathers Daily Swatch: Feathers

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Two-Way

Cycling fabric from the 1950s collection of The Fabric of My Life (Donna Flower) on Flickr. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Tossed Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Block Repeat Daily Swatch: Pattern Types — Hexagons Daily Swatch: Pattern Types — Two-Way Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Four-Way

Daily Swatch: Medallions

Just about every medallion print so far has been very regimented and symmetrical, so I was delighted to come across this beatnik midcentury mod take on the theme. It’s called Moderne from the company Crestloom, and it’s for sale from Urban Burp (who has a new shopping cart feature on their website — fabulous!). Not [...]

Daily Swatch: Cross Stitch/Pixel

This is the most retro-video-game-like of them all. Again, from Antiquefabric.com (they must have a special place in their hearts for this style). One yard of 35″ wide fabric, c.1950s, $16. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Cross Stitch/Pixel Daily Swatch: Cross Stitch/Pixel Daily Swatch: Cross Stitch/Pixel Daily Swatch: Cross Stitch/Pixel Daily Swatch: Cross Stitch/Pixel

Daily Swatch: Ribbons and Bows

1950s Funky Bow border print cotton fabric, 88cm (34″) wide, £12.00 per half meter, from Donna Flower. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Tossed Daily Swatch: Ribbons & Bows Daily Swatch: The Painted Floral Daily Swatch: Ribbons and Bows Daily Swatch: Ribbons and Bows

Daily Swatch: The Painted Floral

Of course before computers most fabric designs were derived from paintings, but only some purposefully preserved the brushstrokes. I’m crazy for the c.50s dress fabric florals especially — this one is from Sarodeo on Flickr. Related posts: Daily Swatch: The Painted Floral Daily Swatch: The Painted Floral Daily Swatch: The Painted Floral Daily Swatch: The [...]

Daily Swatch: Leaves

I’ve never seen a print like this — like a ceiling fan viewed from below. One yard of Blue Leaves and Calico, c.1950s, available from Antique Fabric. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Leaves Daily Swatch: Leaves Daily Swatch: Leaves Daily Swatch: Leaves Daily Swatch: Leaves

Daily Swatch: Leaves

The atomic 50s design era sure liked leaves. Leafy is from iheartlinen (aka Rashida)’s stash on Flickr. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Leaves Daily Swatch: Leaves Daily Swatch: Leaves Daily Swatch: Leaves Daily Swatch: Barkcloth Week