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Dye Purple White?

I have these curtain I would like to stencil/ paint over my existing curtains. Color of curtains are dark purple. Can I dye them white?

New Fabric Replacing Old?

Michele recently requested information about what fabrics could replace old fabrics from the late 19th and early 20th century. These fabrics include Indian Head, cambric or linen cambric, Cloth of Gold and Quadriga Cloth. Cambric is still in production.Summer Fashion – Daily News & Analysis http://news.google.com Sat, 22 Mar 2014 22:53:44 GMT Daily News & AnalysisSummer FashionDaily News & AnalysisOne can mix and match with cool colours like aquamarine, light blue and nautical colours like navy blue, red and white,” she says adding that apart from cotton and linen, fabrics like cambr … Indian Head hasn’t been manufactured since the 1960’s.  Quadriga is still found in vintage fabric stashes.vintage_ads: 1951 Good Housekeeping: Quadriga fabric http://vintage-ads.livejournal.com Sat, 15 Jun 2013 00:25:59 GMT 1951 Good Housekeeping: Quadriga fabric. 1951 ad for Quadriga cloth. Tags: 1950s, 1951, children, clothing, sewing · 60in3 wrote in vintage_ads: ←Orange Weekend: 1982 Kraft Barbecue Sauce · branwynn wrote in … I remember these fabrics and wish I could still purchase some, especially Indian Head.  Cloth of Gold is not being manufactured either. I don’t know of any fabric that has been produced to specifically replace these vintage fabrics. For the most part, the advertising is an “improved” or a “new” rather than replacing the old. Judith@fabrics.net Judith has been studying and writing about fabrics for over 50 years. Passionate about textiles, she explains that researching is like collecting clues to build the full picture of each subject. Judith always looks for the sunny side of life.

Vintage Fabric Replacement Fabrics?

Michele recently requested information about what fabrics could replace old fabrics from the late 19th and early 20th century. These fabrics include Indian Head, cambric or linen cambric, Cloth of Gold and Quadriga Cloth. Cambric is still in production.Summer Fashion – Daily News & Analysis http://news.google.com Sat, 22 Mar 2014 22:53:44 GMT  Daily News & AnalysisSummer FashionDaily News & AnalysisOne can mix and match with cool colours like aquamarine, light blue and nautical colours like navy blue, red and white,” she says adding that apart from cotton and linen, fabrics like cambr … Indian Head hasn’t been manufactured since the 1960’s.  Quadriga is still found in vintage fabric stashes.vintage_ads: 1951 Good Housekeeping: Quadriga fabric http://vintage-ads.livejournal.com Sat, 15 Jun 2013 00:25:59 GMT 1951 Good Housekeeping: Quadriga fabric. 1951 ad for Quadriga cloth. Tags: 1950s, 1951, children, clothing, sewing · 60in3 wrote in vintage_ads: ←Orange Weekend: 1982 Kraft Barbecue Sauce · branwynn wrote in … I remember these fabricsand wish I could still purchase some, especially Indian Head. I don’t know of any fabric that has been produced to specifically replace these vintage fabrics. For the most part, the advertising is an “improved” or a “new” rather than replacing the old. Judith@fabrics.net

Identifying Fabric

Shannon sent photos of fabric that she wanted to date and/or identify.  

Dating Fabric Help?

Hi,  I have two dresses that I recently purchased and I’m having problems dating the fabrics. Both are, I believe, made of silk brocades.  One was remade between 1870 and 1890 (label), but from some other construction techniques (reeds along the front edges and handsewn/covered eylet holes), I believe that the dress was orignially made earlier. The other dress’ bodice is construced on, I believe, a homespun linen, with a very, very, low rounded neckline.  The sleeves are just past the elbow, with an elbow point, and tight sleeves.  There is no front closure, and the front skirt is open, with a scalloped edge down the edges.  This dress was also, I believe re-made at some point, as ribbon ties and net lace (late 1800-early 1900) was added. Both fabrics are striped with flowers.  Thank you for your help, Shannon   By: Shannon Dalton

Help Choosing Best Fabric?

Hi, I am trying to source a very strong, durable, washable fabric to make straps with. However I am at a loss as to which fabric is best suited for this and would really appreciate any help. I originally looked at cotton duck but the coulours and paterns are very limited and I wish to you it for childrens products. Many thanks A. McCrory     By: Audrey McCrory

What materials do I need?

Hi!=) I want to make a white dress (probably above the knee or knee length) for my college graduation but I am not sure if the materials I want to use are appropriate. What fabrics will you suggest?? I want lace for the sleeves since I think of a tube or heart shaped top then chiffon/georgette fabric for the lower part/skirt since I want the dress to flow and the only thing that comes to my mind is pleats.  Aside from that, do you have any suggestions of how to make it elegant? PS.. please I dont what it to look like a wedding/bridesmaid dress.. Thank you in advance=)) By: mary charlotte