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This Piece: “Floral fantasy,” is unusual in that it’s pleated at .25″ intervals, giving the fabric a unique texture and presence. The tag says 100% cotton “face” so one assumes a structural underlayment is not in 100% cotton. The pleating lends a Monet-like impressionistic feeling to the piece.
COLORS: More mellowed out colors in a dusty plum and dusty cranberry, soft sage green, millennial pink, and a touch of coral. Pic #1 taken in direct sunlight, the rest in indirect natural light.
Sample Size: 26.5″ wide x 26.5″ long
What to Make: This smaller piece would make for a good pillow front or covering the seat of a dining type chair or the background for a message board.
Maker: Westgate Fabrics goes back to the mid 19th century, roughly the 1860s, long focusing on high-end decorator fabrics for the interior design market. They were acquired in the 1990s by Home Furnishing International and Home Fashions International (HFI) and decided to rebrand entirely under the Westgate name.
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.