Monday, August 10, 2015

If I could design a fabric line

My 'dream' fabric line would start with these:
 late 19th Century
 from 1885 Schwabe & Son Manchester UK
 from 1883 McNaughton & Thorn, Manchester UK
 from 1881
 from 1884 Wood & Wright
 from 1885 Steel River
 from 1885 Schwabe & Son, Manchester UK
 from 1883 Ledeboer Bros. UK

 from 1882
 from 1900 Bourdon Legendre & Co, Paris
 from 1884
 from 1883
 from 1890 Schwabe & Son, Manchester
 from 1890
 from 1883 Grafton & Co, UK
 from 1885 American Print Works, MA US
 from 1890

 from 1885 Arnold Print Works, Mass. US
 from 1885 Steel River
These are a few of the 187 I've found, so far!


Wendy Caton Reed said...

Oh Sally, where do you find these? And who says you can't be a designer? When you find a manufacturer to take you on, I'll take a bolt of each! I'm happy that I have a new mission when I peruse my favorite antique stores now. I'm always on the lookout for conversationals for Sally!

Rhonda said...

OMG!! Those fabrics are divine. What a wonderful collection you have going on!

Sally said...

Hi Wendy and Rhonda,
Aren't they wonderful? I'm afraid I've become obsessed!