This Piece: “Song Dynasty” 05817, by Bailey & Griffin, 1978. A midweight cotton with a mild “polished cotton” quality though in a lighter handhand and feel.
COLORS: The tremendously vivid nature of the green in this piece offers a chance to create a visual punch wherever you use it. Perfect for pillow fronts, chair seat/or back or something like a tote. Vivid green background, chartreuse foliage, bright blue and periwinkle flowers, peach and burnt orange flowers and berries, pale lavender flowers and touches.
MAKERS: Bailey & Griffin was founded in 1923 as an importer of textile designs coming from the UK firm Arthur H. Lee & Co., but by the mid 60s was sourcing raw textiles and designing their own line of traditionally inspired prints, all handprinted! Like so many other fabric houses there were plenty of mergers with the B&G archive ultimately ending up in the Duralee family of fabrics.
Sample Size: 26.75″ wide x 43.5″ long
What Can You Make With This? A pillow, Roman shade for a small sized window, piecing for quilts, piecing for fashion accessories, more. Large enough to cover a small-med dining room chair, lamp shade, a couple of message boards, or for the back (or other part) of a chair or settee when a different fabric is used on other parts of the piece, such as this designer is doing: https://w9yards.com/custom-chairs/
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.
SUSTAINABILITY: ALL my packaging except tape is 100% re-used. Your invoice is available digitally in your account. I source vintage items and resources either as they are, or to upcycle into new products, giving them a new life. This reduces demand on current resources, preserves history, and keeps valuable items out of the landfill, all of which asks just a little bit less out of our ever-giving Mother Earth. Etsy buys carbon offsets for all shipping, which is a win-win for the sustainability-minded shopper.
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