See all my Vintage Fabric Samples Here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/LindsaysList?section_id=27981640
This Piece: “Paeonia” by Jack Valentine. Oh, I LOVE this piece! A buoyant cotton/linen that actually reads more as a linen, the colors and mood of this fabric couldn’t be more sunny in its disposition. A sage green background on which vibrant white peonies, delicate yellow pansies, sweet pink dogwoods, and surprising robin’s egg blue anemones unite to suggest an everlasting spring. Jack Valentine #18065.
Maker: The little known American firm Jack Valentine Designs, Inc. made finer textiles for drapery and upholstery in designs that draw inspiration from earlier historic periods and styles. His firm deserves much more attention than the Internet currently provides as his designs are inspired, colorful, fanciful, and delightful!
Sample Size: 27.5″ wide x 43.5″ L
What Can You Make? A pillow, small Roman shade for a small window, piecing for quilts, piecing for fashion accessories, more. Large enough to cover a small-med dining room chair.
Why High-End Vintage Fabric Samples?: Because the size and quality make it possible to access a very high-end fabric for a smaller scale project without the high cost of these fabrics which often begin at over $150 a yard. Or to access a small amount of discontinued fabric to match an existing piece of furniture, pillow, or lamp.
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.