NOTE: This fabric is definitely a bright, strong chartreuse that very few of my pics captured. See the first four ones in direct sunlight for a closer sense of the color but it is even more chartreuse than that.
This Piece: A late 1960s Scalamandré cotton linen, “Tela Batik” has a Tiki Bar, jungle fever mood. Energetic abstracted foliage is perfect for any late 60s throwback room, nature decor, or for a trippy, vibrant vibe.
Intense chartreuse on a black-green background. Medium weight hand has almost a tea towel feel. A stand out focal decor piece.
Maker: Franco Scalamandré has a great story to tell of coming to America in the 20s from Italy and making a huge success of himself. From engineer, to historic textile researcher, to major design firm and more, Scalamandré is synonymous with quality, success, and above all, historic preservation. Do take some time to read up on the phenomenal Scalamandré history here: https://www.scalamandre.com/history and a NY Times obit on Franco: https://www.nytimes.com/1988/03/04/obituaries/franco-scalamandre-89-leader-in-making-of-decorative-textiles.html
Sample Size: 23.75″ wide x 54″ long
What Can You Make? A pillow, Roman shade for a small/med window, piecing for quilts, piecing for fashion accessories, more. Large enough to cover a small-med dining room chair seat and/or back. Or use like this designer is doing, by piecing it to one part of a piece of furniture while using other fabrics to finish it out: https://w9yards.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Birds-of-a-Feather-pg-1.png
Make something awesome and share with me to post a picture in my client gallery.
Why High-End Vintage Fabric Samples? Because the large over size sample and superior manufacturing quality make it possible to access a very high-end fabric for a smaller scale project without the high cost of these classic vintage fabrics, which often begin at over $150 a yard, if they can still be found at all. Other reasons are to access a small amount of discontinued fabric to match or to repair an existing piece in your home.