Monday, 13 February 2017

Vintage Barkcloth

I will admit that barkcloth is one of my weaknesses, 
I get particularly excited to find an unused bolt from the 1940's or 1950's.
The windmill was a recent find that will become a cross back apron just for me.

"Victoria" is a rather special barkcloth that I've had for a while,
a dark crimson red with greys and golds, a perfect colour combination.

 'Woodstock" is another gorgeous colour combo from the fifties I think, much imitated.

Another deep red with vibrant blooms, I cannot resist.

Eventually the time does come to cut into them,
 I wash them first just in case of colour run and shrinkage but this is hardly ever a problem as 60 years ago cloth produced and printed in this country was just top notch.
An apron is under construction in "Victoria" but for now I've managed a project bag

and a zip case.

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