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Thursday, May 27, 2010

You Know a Fabric is Vintage Fabric If.......What Do You Know?

I thought it would be fun to share how you know a fabric is vintage. Let's share those random gems you've learned over time or discovered lately.

Here are a few things that I know.

You know a Fabric is Vintage Fabric If......

~ ...paperwork, receipts, and envelopes found with the fabric have addresses without zip codes. I just learned from Antiques Roadshow that most zip codes started in 1963

~ ...the fabric is a yard long and has little holes that curve around the corners at the ends, you have a vintage fabric feedsack. These little stitch holes are called "tenter holes"

~ ...the printed design has metallic gold, the fabric is likely from the 1950s

~ ...super bright, neon loud colors can be found on late 1960s retro fabrics

~ ...border prints were popular in the 1950s and sewn into skirts, curtains, and tablecloths

~ ...a color called "Old Rose" was used in 1940s fabrics, a similar color to mauve of the 1990s

...What do you know?

Friday, May 21, 2010

Original Label from Vintage 60s Moygashel Linen Fabric

It's always fabulous to find a vintage fabric with the original fabric label or fabric hangtag --- valuable information to add to your knowledge base of when a fabric was manufactured, and the manufacturer.

This vintage Irish Moygashel linen fabric came with the original label, letting us know with absolute certainty that it's from one of the finest linen manufacturers in the world.

I read online that Moygashel Linens was bought by Ulster Weavers Apparel from the Lamont Group in 2001.

Find this vintage Moygashel linen fabric, with the original label, is on Revival Fabrics website.

Also, be sure to check out the photos of vintage fabric labels, and vintage fabric hangtags on Revival Fabrics Facebook page.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Haute Handbags: A Magazine for Handbag Designers

Being a magazine junkie, I'm always on the lookout for new and interesting magazines.

I don't have Haute Handbags magazine in my hot little hands yet, I need to get a copy.

Handbag designers, have you looked at this magazine? Good? Bad? Useful?

Friday, May 07, 2010

OP Art - Optical Illusion - Retro Fabrics

Just in! and added on website are some really cool, and not so easy to find vintage optical illusion and OP Art fabrics from the 1960s.

Wikipedia has interesting information on OP Art, be sure to check it out.

Happy Friday to you and have a great weekend!

Monday, May 03, 2010

Crafty Project for Mother's Day

Need a crafty idea for Mother's Day?

Make a unique teacup pincushion out of vintage fabric --- and try your hand at the handmade greeting card as well.

Check out the easy instructions at Vintage Image Craft

Mother's Day is right around the corner!