Dating of fabric books
Are you a fabric collector, quilt collector, appraiser, or antiques collector who needs to know specifics about fabrics or quilts? It will help you identify, date, and recognize antique fabrics and their uses in quilts and clothing.
Over 1,000 color fabric swatches are listed in this handy, easy-to-use reference guide.
So, your divy instincts having performed admirably, you know you have something old, but exactly how old and and exactly what is it?
All swatches are printed actual size so you can see the pattern scale.Textile appraisers and collectors of fabrics, quilts, and antiques can use this book to recognize, identify, and date vintage American fabrics as used in quilts and clothing. Youll be able to identify fabric dating from the pre-1830 era through the Second World War.Over 1,000 color fabric swatches are shown in this handy, pocket-size reference guide. Match your antique fabric by selecting a suspected time period and comparing colors and prints. Your book may arrive from Roseburg, OR, La Vergne, TN. While the color was called antimony or chrome orange in the nineteenth century, historians and collectors often call the color ‘cheddar’ today. This dye was often made in the home from store-bought powder, however, the high lead content of the dye made it (in retrospect) a dangerous substance with which to work.