Posts tagged ‘1970s Fabrics’

Daily Swatch: Terrycloth

I’ll wrap up this terrycloth theme with this very happy floral terrycloth from 1972, from moxie-girl on Flickr. Makes me want to lounge at the pool with a Virginia Slim (ewwww!) See Moxie’s great vintage shop on Etsy and stand-alone gift and novelty shop. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Terrycloth Daily Swatch: Terry Cloth Daily Swatch: [...]

Daily Swatch: Terrycloth

Vintage 70s Lazy Daisy Terrycloth yardage in four colorways, again from Witsister on Etsy. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Terrycloth Daily Swatch: Terry Cloth Daily Swatch: Terry Cloth Daily Swatch: Terrycloth Daily Swatch: Terrycloth

Daily Swatch: Terry Cloth

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. Terry cloth is a uncut-pile weave fabric. Pile fabrics (which also include velvet and corduroy) are made with an extra set of yarn [...]

Daily Swatch: Strawberry Season With Guest Curator {kimmymade}

Wonderfully fun 70s print that features a combination of three classic motifs (strawberries, daisies, and butterflies) with one of the era’s most popular color combos (navy and red). From the collection of KitschDesigns on Flickr. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Strawberry Season With Guest Curator {kimmymade} Daily Swatch: Strawberry Season With Guest Curator {kimmymade} Daily Swatch: [...]

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types — Brick Repeats

Well folks, change of plans! I found only a few good brick repeats to show you — I added a few to this Flickr gallery but none of them are strong, textbook examples. So unless you guys find a treasure trove of them (and perhaps add them to the True Up Flickr Pool), I’ll move [...]

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types — Half-Drop

Surreal Trees Vintage Fabric, from the collection of Amy Honey on Flickr (she sells vintage fabric, including the trees fabric above, through her Divine Debris vintage shop on Etsy). This is a simple single-motif repeat, but notice how the repeats are all nestled together — I’m not sure whether this would be best classified as [...]

Daily Swatch: Landscapes

Rural scene on polyester from the stash of janssendesigns on Flickr. And, ummm, have you seen her shop? The most awesome and clever upcycled kid’s shirts I’ve ever seen. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Elephants Daily Swatch: Landscapes Daily Swatch: Landscapes Daily Swatch: Landscapes Daily Swatch: Landscapes

Daily Swatch: Cats

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. Knitting is dominated by cat people. But what about sewing? Are we dog people? Or also cat people? Or a balanced mix? What [...]

Daily Swatch: Butterflies

“Polka-butter” Key West Lilly Pulitzer Fabric by Zuzek, c.1970s, from eBay seller Amanda’s Golden Afternoon. 104″ long x 45″ wide, current bid $9.99, ends Aug 04, 200918:40:05 PDT. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Butterflies Daily Swatch: Butterflies Daily Swatch: Butterflies Daily Swatch: Butterflies Daily Swatch: Butterflies