Thursday, April 21, 2011

British Textiles


Another new book!  "British Textiles", a compendium of six previous publications.  I have only one of them "Design for Printed Textiles in England from 1750 to 1850".....which as it turns out now that I have glanced through the big hardcover book, is my favorite time period for fabrics.  The most exciting find was on page 124 of a furnishing chintz; dark ground stripe with coloured leaves, floral meander with pineapple in the alternating stripe, about 1790.   I have the same fabric in the narrow stripe reproduced in the "Pemberley" line from around 2000!  Now I know why it was always one of my many favorites!

9 comments:

  1. Lucky you to have the reproduction stripe! The books like a must have, and I was trying to resist!

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  2. I only ever had a FQ of that fabric and it is all gone. I just love it. Frustrating part is it was before my repro phase and the quilt it is in is a leaf quilt not a repro quilt. Book sounds wonderful
    Enjoy :-) Cheers
    Lynne

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  3. Cyndi, thanks for the peek at your new book. It looks like one I need to get! Where is it available?

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  4. That looks like a great book to own! Thank you for sharing :)

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  5. It looks like a good book. What gorgeous fabric too!!

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  6. looks like a book I need to buy!
    oh my love that fabric, sooooo pretty. hope all is well...
    Kathie

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  7. Love that fabric, Cyndi, especially the floral meander with pineapple!

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  8. Sorry to say the pineapple portion of the stripe was not reproduced......only the colorful leaves seen at the right of the photo!

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  9. I have enjoyed catching up on your blog today! So sorry to say that I went all the way back to Dec. where the squash/gourd was in your garden. :(
    I must do better about gettting around to see you! I love your blog!
    These books look wonderful! I have enjoyed going through all the many fabrics I got from you. Still getting my new sewing room set up. I love all of your work. Had never heard of the distress it product. I do tea stains a LOT, for things being too white. Will have to look at this product in the future. Lovely old quilts you have too! So happy they found their way to YOU.... You insprie me. XO

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