Posts tagged ‘textile history’

An Amazing Fabric Diary

© Victoria and Albert Museum, London A British reverend’s daughter named Barbara Johnson (1738-1825) kept a meticulous diary throughout most of her life (from age 8 to well into her 80s) of the fabrics she used and details of the garments she made with them. What an amazing personal and historical document. Doesn’t it inspire [...]

Feedsack Friday on the Rickrack Rag

One feedsack design, four colorways from the Feedsack Friday: Colorways on the Rickrack Rag. Sharon of Rickrack.com (Sharon’s Antiques Vintage Fabrics and Textiles) has been writing a great series about feedsacks — there’s a new installment every Friday on her Rickrack Rag blog. The topics so far: Feedsacks: The Great American Recycling Experiment Polka Dots [...]

Fabric From Old Sears Catalogs

Sears 1952 catalog page, from Hart Cottage Quilts Leigh Fellner of Hart Cottage Quilts makes lovely, original “little” (which I assume is different from “miniature”?) quilts with vintage and antique fabric. Her website is also full of great information about quilt care and history, and fabric history too. My favorite parts: Swatchbooks from the Early [...]

Two Great Fabric and Textile Blogs

The Textile Blog: entirely devoted to textiles of the twentieth century and their designers. Everything I know about textile history can be contained in John Hopper’s little finger. Browse the archives for tons of information on the great fabric designers, their place in the evolution of textile design, and design eras. Fibercopia: I started this [...]