Posts tagged ‘rayon’

Daily Swatch: Dogs

The Daily Swatch shows 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! Vintage rayon with poodles, c.1920s-1950s, at Revival Fabrics. $95 for 40″x22″ piece. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Rayon Daily Swatch: Leaves Daily Swatch: May [...]

Daily Swatch: Rayon

Detail of vintage rayon dressing gown, by joulesstar on Flickr. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Rayon Daily Swatch: Rayon Daily Swatch: Rayon Daily Swatch: Rayon Daily Swatch 5/13/08

More About Rayon

Also see part 1: Know Your Rayon Sewing With Rayon – Pre-shrinking the fabric is recommended for garments. This can be achieved by pre-washing or steam ironing. – Universal needles and all-purpose thread are OK for most weights and weaves of rayon. – It ravels easily, so finish those seams. – Use the cool setting [...]

Daily Swatch: Rayon

Horses & carriage rayon, c.1950s, 42″ wide, $18/yard, from Antiquefabric.com. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Rayon Daily Swatch: Cross Stitch/Pixel Daily Swatch: Rayon Daily Swatch 5/1/08 Daily Swatch: Rayon

Daily Swatch: Rayon

Floral Climber ~ vintage rayon fabric, circa 1940s, 40 inches x 2 yard 23 inches, $75, from Revival Fabrics. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Rayon Daily Swatch: Rayon Daily Swatch: Rayon Daily Swatch: Rayon Daily Swatch: Dogs

Know Your Rayon

General Facts Popular Dress Rayons, from the 1943-44 Fall-Winter Montgomery Ward catalog – Rayon is not quite a natural fiber but not completely artificial, either. It is derived from cellulose (the structural component of green plant cell walls), but cellulose must be processed significantly in order to become rayon fibers. – It has been around [...]

Daily Swatch: Rayon

Vintage 1940s silky rayon dress fabric – “stylized purple roses with hand drawn black outline against white leaves … on a robin’s egg blue background.” Four yards. On ebay, current bid $50, ends Feb-19-09 21:55:00 PST. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Rayon Daily Swatch: Fruit Week Daily Swatch: Rayon Daily Swatch: Cats Daily Swatch: Butterflies

Daily Swatch: Rayon

The Daily Swatch shows one piece of vintage fabric (almost) every day. Themes change periodically. You are welcome to add your own examples of the theme to the True Up and/or Vintage Fabric Flickr Pools. I don’t know much about rayon other than it’s a garment fabric. It’s high time I found out more! It’s [...]