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This Piece: “Chiswick” 05844, by Bailey & Griffin, 1979. A midweight cotton with a mild “polished cotton” quality though in a lighter handhand and feel.
COLORS: Simply unbelievably gorgeous! The pics don’t do justice to how much the colors pop off of the medium milk chocolate background. The yellow is vivid to the maximalist…and the burnt orange and coral flowers ooze vibrance. That the sky blue and teal shades of the other flowers and the chartreuse and leaf green foliage harmonize so well is testament to the designer having been a brilliant colorist. A true find! Made in England.
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: 25.5″ 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.
SHOP MISSION: For art and textiles I use eco-friendly resources including non-toxic materials, and upcycled textiles for sale or turned into new products. My philosophy is #buyantiquesfirst #buyvintagefirst #buyusedfirst #buyupcycledfirst and sell them as they are, or turn them into something new.
I believe it’s our duty as contemporary earth dwellers to not make new demands on the industrial economy and instead to utilize already embedded energy is the quadrillions of products already made and still usable in life today either as they are, or transformed into something fresh.
With my products, together you and I help reduce earth impacts since 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. And since Etsy buys carbon offsets for all shipping, this approach is a win-win for the sustainability-minded shopper.