Posts tagged ‘1960s Fabrics’

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Ogee

Vintage 1960s barkcloth (sold out) from Retro Age Vintage Fabrics. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Ogee Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Ogee Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Misc. Tessellations Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Ogee Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – One-Way

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Block Repeat

Here is another very simple block repeat, from the 1960s collection of thefabricofmylife (Donna Flower) on Flickr. I’m betting it was hand-screenprinted, one color at a time, maybe 2-3 bowls on the screen. With just a little color and flipping around, you end up with a much more dynamic design then, say, if you only [...]

Daily Swatch: Ribbons and Bows

Vintage Cherubs and Bows Nylon Fabric, c.1960s per seller. Two yards, buy-it-now price $14.99. The background is a pale pink, not white as the photo appears. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Ribbons and Bows Daily Swatch: Ribbons and Bows Daily Swatch: Ribbons and Bows Daily Swatch: Ribbons and Bows Daily Swatch: Ribbons and Bows

Daily Swatch: Past Theme Rewind

The theme: Words and Letters. The fabric: Letters 1962 — the letters are from France, Spain, and Brazil. From the collection of fuzzylizzie on Flickr. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Past Theme Rewind Daily Swatch: Past Theme Rewind Daily Swatch: Past Theme Rewind Daily Swatch: Past Theme Rewind Daily Swatch: Past Theme Rewind

Daily Swatch: Space and Sky

Rare c.1960s Scandinavian clouds fabric, a drapery weight viscose/cotton blend, from Atomic Textiles’ eBay store. The piece is 95cm in length x 120cm (37″ x 54″), AU $119.95 (approximately US $95.42). Related posts: Daily Swatch: Space and Sky Daily Swatch: Space and Sky Daily Swatch: Space and Sky Daily Swatch: Space and Sky Daily Swatch: [...]

Daily Swatch: Cheater Prints

This c.1960s hexagon one-patch cheater print is up for auction from fabricdeli on eBay. Her description: While I am not a fan of cheater designs I have to say, this one is a bit special, delicate and modern looking, each tiny shape features a cute flower, heart or check motif. Nice combination of colours too, [...]

Daily Swatch: May Flowers

“Water Meadow,” 1964 by Colleen Farr for Heals. At Donnaflower.com (sold out, unfortunately.) Some biographical information about Colleen Farr is available here from Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection in London: She taught on the Textile Design Course at the Central School of Art and Design from 1966 for over twenty years and became [...]

Daily Swatch: Mushrooms

Mod pink and black mushrooms, c.1950s-60s, from (my favorite) eBay seller majikhorsevintage. Isn’t everything cuter when filled with little wavy lines or x’s? One yard, current bid $7.99, auction ends Mar-31-09 18:37:13 PDT. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Mushrooms Daily Swatch: Mushrooms Daily Swatch: Mushrooms Daily Swatch: Mushrooms Daily Swatch: Mushrooms

Daily Swatch: Two Weeks of Green

Vintage Flower Power Daisies, curtains from the 1960s-70s, from the collection of Niesz Vintage Fabric (shop) on Flickr. I like how some of the flowers are stacked up. I’d say it almost qualifies as a floralmetric since the daisies are so graphic and in such regimented rows. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Two Weeks of Green [...]