Posts tagged ‘midcentury’


Here are some amazing fabrics from Etsy shop Neatokeen, which also carries high-quality vintage hankies, tablecloths, aprons, clothing, tea towels, napkins, and a few non-textile items too. I came for the crazy lightning feedsack, and stayed for the Almedahls tea towels, including great wall hanging above by Louise Fougstedt. Everything midcentury cool, no junk.   [...]

Schumacher: Saul Steinberg

Saul Steinberg (1914-1999) was a reknowned artist and illustrator best known for his work for The New Yorker. He worked in all sorts of media including textiles and wallpaper. Schumacher has reproduced three of his prints as both fabric and wallcoverings. Views of Paris (above) is a 54″ wide 100% cotton. Opera is a 70″ [...]

Ljungbergs Stig Lindberg Fabrics

{ Bulbous } These fabrics by legendary post-war Swedish designer Stig Lindberg are produced by Ljungbergs and are available for purchase directly from the Ljungbergs webshop, and from Funkis in Australia. They are a heavyweight cotton-linen blend and are about 60″ (150cm) wide. { Fruktlåda } { Melodi } { Tallyho } Related posts: Spira Fabrics Two [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2010 – David Textiles

This was one of those unexpected surprises that make Market such a treat. David Textiles has never really been on my radar, but their full-page ad in the Market program for their collection of reproductions from the V&A Collection made me drop what I was doing and head straight to their booth. They are reproducing [...]

Textile Stew: 7/15/10

A textile designer makes the front page of Google! Josef Frank, architect and father of modern Scandinavian design, would have been 125 years old today. New Vintage Lady is showing the fashion and textiles pages from vintage department store catalogs every Sunday. (via Retro Age Vintage Fabrics) Deborah of Whipstitch has an amazing post on [...]

Midcentury Textile Designer Finds Something Fine

Vicky of Something Fine (True Up interview from the Vintage Fabric collector series here) frequently posts her vintage finds to Flickr, and this one received a comment from Bob Pedley, who worked at the company that produced it in the 1950s-60s, Crabtree Fabrics Ltd. Vicky then interviewed him, and that interview is here. At the [...]

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 [...]