Saturday, April 9, 2011
A Question of Vintage
Okay, I am the first to admit I know very little about 'vintage textiles', so I am sharing a small sample of fabrics I have in my stash. These pieces came into my possession after my MIL passed away. I have more, lots of plain fabrics, stripes, etc, but I thought I'd ask about these few. The piece[s] above is a fine cotton, what I'd call blouse weight. One length is 2.6m the other 1.7m approx. All fabrics have been washed and ironed prior to storage here.
I'm quite at a loss about this one. It feels 'polished' and is quite fine, similar to Liberty. The colour on my monitor seems a little darker than it actually is. There is approx. 4m in this piece.
Then I found a plain cotton that matches perfectly with the blue/orange, and again there is almost 4m in it. Actually, I have quite a number of plain pieces with a similar weave to this plain.
I put this one in too because it's so 'fresh' looking. There isn't much of it, not quite one metre. Again, it's a firmly woven cotton. In case you can't see it, the white spots are outlined with navy blue. I often think this would look cute made into a child's romper.
This one is very busy, but again I thought it interesting, as it has the green/navy combination. It measures almost 2 metres, with one small stain not far from one end and close to the selvedge. All fabrics are around 89-90cm in width.
I have no idea when these pieces would have been purchased, as my MIL didn't have an inventory as such. I do remember being told that she had pieces she purchased with coupons during WWII. Perhaps some who are experienced in these matters might care to give an opinion.
I am not averse to sharing these fabrics, so if anyone is interested, please email me and we may be able to come to some arrangement.
I hope readers enjoy seeing a little of my stash. I dare not share everything, I have been a fabricaholic for many years, and keep accumulating more somehow!!
Thanks for the birthday wishes. I too, am looking forward to another year.