Posts tagged ‘1970s Fabrics’

Timeless Treasures: Elephant Showers

Elephant Showers, a house collection from Timeless Treasures, is so retro-good, I may not need to shop for vintage fabric again. Well, that will never happen, but these happy 60s-70s prints made the thought at least cross my mind, so that’s saying something! { image courtesty Hawthorne Threads } Related posts: Timeless Treasures: Elephants on [...]

Alice Apple: New Fabrics

Just two of the many new Spoonflower-printed fabrics from Alice Apple. I just love her! ( images from Alice Apple’s blog ) Related posts: Alice Apple Oliver + S Little Things to Sew Fabrics Digital Fabric of the Week: Hamburger Liebe Pixel Fabrics on Spoonflower Fabrics by Frumafar

Checking in With EmilyMe

EmilyMe is one of the most unusual shops I’ve ever featured on True Up (previous post here). Her fabrics are hand-printed by a family operation in Bangkok that has been in business since the 50s. They print only about 30 yards of each design (taken from their archive of over 1,000 designs) on a cotton [...]

Digital Fabric of the Week: Julia Monroe

These two prints were designed by Julia Monroe and form a mini 70s fabric collection. The houses were reproduced from a felt-on-burlap piece she made when she was 12, and the granny squares were inspired by an afghan she made with her mom. I love the idea of using digital textile printing to preserve childhood [...]

Daily Swatch: Elephants

I usually don’t feature finished products on the Daily Swatch, but this elephant fabric was too good. This super-sweet (and underpriced!) wallet made from c.1970s fabric is from the Naples, Italy-based manekiara on Etsy. She has a stand-alone shop too with more cool bags and accessories. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Elephants Daily Swatch: Elephants Daily [...]

Daily Swatch: Elephants

The Daily Swatch features a piece of vintage fabric (almost) every day. Themes change periodically. Please add your own examples of the theme to the True Up and/or Vintage Fabric Flickr pools. Reproductions of Pamela Walker’s 1970s fabric designs, including “Elephant Walk” from 1973, are available from sproutdesign in Australia. True to the originals, sproutdesigns’s [...]

Daily Swatch: Feathers

I couldn’t let this feathers theme go by without a nod to perhaps the most iconic feather print of all time, Liberty of London’s Hera. According to eBay U.K. seller The Airing Cupboard (who has two vintage versions of the print currently, including the c.1970s linen above), this peacock feather design was originally created for [...]

Daily Swatch: Dekoplus

1970s Dekoplus floral, from Something Fine on Flickr. Vicky has the largest collection of Dekoplus fabrics I’ve seen — check out this Flickr gallery for more. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Dekoplus Daily Swatch: Dekoplus Daily Swatch: Those 70s Colors Daily Swatch: Dekoplus Daily Swatch: Ogee Week

Daily Swatch: Dekoplus

I don’t know much about the company Dekoplus except that they were based in the Netherlands and produced very distinct mod/folk designs in the 60s and 70s (and perhaps beyond). Above: Dekoplus vintage cotton curtains from mannagryn design (blog) on Flickr. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Dekoplus Daily Swatch: Dekoplus Daily Swatch: Dekoplus Daily Swatch: Those [...]