This Piece: “Chindwara” by Charles Hammond Ltd. for Bailey & Griffin fabric, 1985. A trippy and intense fabric that cleary pays homage to Chhindwara the East Indian place known for its wild date trees. A nice firm had this cotton/linen blend also has a small amount of nylon. Color bursts off the fabric canvas in deep burgundy, pale plum, shades of teal, shades of butternut all on a creamy background.
While this is a Bailey and Griffin imprint, it was printed in England with Charles Hammond Ltd.
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.
SIZE: 27″ wide x 44″ 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/
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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 either as they are, or to upcycle into new products, giving them a new life. This reduces demand on energy and 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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