Here it is. The final shelf of the week. White. This was the last phase of the great sewing room reorganization -- refolding all the fabrics. It has been a process of rediscovery and realization: I rediscovered many long forgotten, cool fabrics and I realized that I HAVE to use them or lose them. I have committed to converting my Etsy shop to handmade garments made from these vintage fabrics using vintage 1950s-70s patterns, too. I am very excited to actually start selling something creative in RubyLemons. But, I digress -- shelf of the week. White.
The shelf had turned into a mess of ribbons, laces,
tablecloths, tea towels and hankies.
Now everything is neatly organized.
This was a fun rediscovery - birds on a medium weight cotton.
A huge-scale tropical barkcloth.
A 60s pique featuring 5" daisies and bouquets of daisies. Yards and yards.
I like the one featuring sewing tools and tape measure borders.
Is this a kitchen print? Very 60s. Lots of wrought iron.
Here's a barkcloth that I found in a basement shop of the Milwaukee Antiques Center on an early 90s scouting trip with my good friend, Mary. A number of curtain panels were stuffed in a box under a dark stairway. Some of them were in bad shape, but some were like new. I didn't really like the print at the time, but now I love it. I'm thinking late 50s. The picture represents a piece 16x24".
50s kitchen towels. How 'bout that vaudeville guy and the can can dancer?
Barkcloth yardage in a fairly small all over print.
Another barkcloth with chartreuse and red roses.
Well, that's it for my shelf of the week features.
I hope you enjoyed seeing some of my vintage fabric!