See all my Vintage Fabric Samples Here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/LindsaysList?section_id=27981640
This Piece: “Navarro” 07039, by Kravet, likely dates to the 1980s given the lot I acquired this with. A midweight cotton with a mild “polished cotton” quality though in a lighter handhand and feel. A maximalist motif of a sumptuous curtain as if at a theater with huge tassels at the center. Has a kind of over-the-top mid 19th century era feel to its elaborate illustrative execution. Made in Switzerland.
COLORS: Shades of coral, blue, taupe, and ivory. Most colors a bit more vivid than the pictures depict — pic 10 taken in direct sunlight.)
MAKERS: Kravet is the heavy hitter in that it owns some of the most influential and long-standing and high end interior fabrics brands such as English firm G. P. & J Baker, French/American firm Brunschwig & Fils, Lee Jofa (founded by Arthur H. Lee), and Groundwork. They’re a fifth generation fabric house and worldwide brand that was established in 1918 as S. Kravet & Sons.
Sample Size: 25.5″ wide x 25.5″ 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.