Oh Those Pretty Blue Calicos ~ Country Textiles Of The Past

What do country primitives collectors and dealers look for in textiles?  One of the choices are garments, quilts, yardage and others items made of blue calico fabric.  Color range from the Cadet blue to the deep Indigo.  Date period from the early 19th century through the early 20th century.  Here is a picture portfolio of a small selection representing that awesome color and f...

A Small Collection of 19th And 20th Century Fabrics ~ Yardage For Home Sewing

A Small Collection of 19th And 20th Century Fabrics ~ Yardage For Home Sewing
This is a photographic collection of a small sampling of fabrics, available to the homemaker, for home sewing.  Fabrics from the later 19th century to the mid 1950's are represented. The fabric choices are from cotton to silk to that artificial silk, called rayon. I hope you will enjoy the small grouping and find it informative.     An outstanding find from the markets of Brimf...

A Collectible Of Yesteryear ~ The Hand Made Cloth Sewing Tools ~ Pincushions, Cases, Sewing Bags

One of my favorite collection is handmade cloth sewing items, such as pincushion, emeries, sewing bags & rollups. Most of these items are one of a kind, with most born out of necessity, although I am sure, others, were made and given as gifts. They span the time, from very early museum pieces, to newly made today. My focus is on the items from the mid Victorian through the 1920's.  One ca...