Are you a fabric collector, quilt collector, appraiser, or antiques collector who needs to know specifics about fabrics or quilts? Then this book is for you! 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. You'll be able to identify fabric dating from the pre-1830 era through the Second World War. Match your antique fabric by selecting a suspected time period and comparing colors and prints.
|Publisher:||American Quilter's Society|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Eileen Jahnke Trestain was raised in a small town outside Grand Rapids, Michigan. She has always spent much of her time in art and craft pursuits. At the age of 10, her grandmother introduced her to quilting, which began a lifelong interest. She continued her interest in quilting and began to collect and study quilting patterns. With the encouragement of friends, Eileen began producing her own line of patterns under the business name of Peonies Needlework Crafts.
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Dating Fabrics - A Color Guide: 1800-1960 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
I am a quilter and have, in recent years, taken on commissions to finish quilt tops that were made and long forgotten, left unfinished in a bag in the back of a closet. These treasures are often many decades old and my detective work involves noting the colors, patterns, and hues. This book contains clear, close-up photographs of typical fabrics, sorted by decade and grouped by color. It has been a big help in my work!
The best thing about Trestain's Dating Fabrics is that it's organized. It's organized chronologically, as well as by type of fabric and color of fabric. The author takes a potentially confusing subject and helps the reader keep everything straight. Also, the illustrations are beautifully clear. This is one terrific book!