Dating antique fabrics
These swatches had been torn out of a sample book, was my guess.
It truly is a giant treasure hunt, with some people hunting for gold in the book bins and others hunting for silver in the toy bins.I threw the bag in my buggy anyway to give it a closer look.A closer examination showed that every swatch was different and they were all the same size.This is partly because the dyes were not colorfast and reds, greens, and yellows fade and change color.Patterns are often stripes or gingham plaids, with floral fabrics seen occasionally, usually in tiny calico patterns.
2 Yds Vera Vtg Style Metropolitan Museum Of Art Tea Kitchen Towel City & Bridge Retro Fuzzy Poodle Flocked Lilac Cotton Fabric 50's 2 Yds. Sanskriti Antique Vintage Printed Batik Saree 100% Pure Silk Craft Fabric Zari "richloom Fragonard " Designer Drapes With Matching Table Cover Vintage Gray Burgundy Green Yellow Mid Century Barkcloth Fabric Drape Curtain Vintage Set 7 Royal Worcester Georgian Red Bone China Dinner Plates England Decorator Embroiderd Geometric "medallion Burst" Pattern - 5 3/4 Yds X 57"Vintage Sheer Cotton Flocked Organdy With Green Roses White Daisy's 5 Yds By 45"flora Imperials" Patterned Fabric = 6 1/6 Yards X 54 Inches Nice Fortuny Fabric !