Posts tagged ‘Barkcloth’

Daily Swatch: Butterflies

Brown 1955 barkcloth with peach butterflies, from Rubylane seller Turtle Creek Antiques. 4 2/3 yards (14 feet) long x 48″ wide, $85. I have some of this, and never noticed the butterflies before! But it’s not in this nice of condition. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Butterflies Daily Swatch: Butterflies Daily Swatch: Butterflies Daily Swatch: Butterflies [...]

Daily Swatch: May Flowers

Floral barkcloth (at least I think it looks like barkcloth) from the collection of janssendesigns (shop) on Flickr — added to the True Up pool. Thanks, janssendesigns! Related posts: Daily Swatch: May Flowers Daily Swatch: May Flowers Daily Swatch: May Flowers Daily Swatch: May Flowers Daily Swatch: May Flowers

Daily Swatch: May Flowers

1950′s Graphic Flower Vintage Fabric from the collection of (blog) Something Fine on Flickr. Related posts: Daily Swatch: May Flowers Daily Swatch: May Flowers Daily Swatch: May Flowers Daily Swatch: May Flowers Daily Swatch: May Flowers

Daily Swatch: Mushrooms

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. Vintage Mushroom barkcloth, from the collection of georgiapeachez on Flickr. There are just too many good mushroom prints. Let’s have [...]

Daily Swatch: Two Weeks of Green

Vintage green leaves on gray barkcloth, 70″ by 46″, from eBay seller sodapopdreams. Starting bid $38, ends Mar-18-09 19:01:50 PDT. I seem to be picking a lot of gray + green fabrics … must be the season. I love early spring, when the chartreuse of new leaves is set against the still-dreary skies. Related posts: [...]

Daily Swatch: Houses and Buildings

Midcentury Funky Trees and Buildings barkcloth, c.1950s, from the collection of Niesz Vintage Fabric on Flickr. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Houses and Buildings Daily Swatch: Houses Daily Swatch: Houses and Buildings Daily Swatch: Houses and Buildings Daily Swatch: Houses and Buildings

Quilt Market Fall 2008: Japanese Fabric: Kokka

We’ll start this Quilt Market coverage with the Kokka booth. There was actually a complex of booths under the umbrella of Seven Islands (who I’m pretty sure doesn’t have a website yet), the U.S. distributor for Kokka, Echino, Sunfelt, Cosmo, Kiyohara, and other Japanese textile companies. Naturally I got sucked in, stayed forever, took a [...]

San Francisco Textile Tour: Urban Burp

The second stop on the San Francisco Textile Tour (first stop: Britex) was Urban Burp. I originally learned about it from this post on the Golden Yard and this post on Apartment Therapy. The shop is owned and run by a very friendly woman named Electra Skilandat. She’s a longtime collector of vintage fabrics who [...]

Daily Swatch: Weird Week

Dancing Leaves barkcloth, from Niesz Vintage Fabric on Flickr. She writes “although I have seen this print directly attributed to Salvador Dali, there’s nothing on the fabric pointing to him.” Related posts: Daily Swatch: Weird Week Daily Swatch: Barkcloth Week Daily Swatch: Weird Week Daily Swatch: Weird Week Daily Swatch: Barkcloth Week