Simply match antique fabrics by selecting a time period and comparing colors and prints. About the Author: Eileen Jahnke Trestain was raised in a small town outside Grand Rapids, Michigan. 0891458840 American Quilter's Society spiral-bound hardcover, 1998, unused and carefully stored, No marks/creases or other defects (New); We will bubble-wrap the book and ship it in a BOX with free delivery confirmation/tracking. 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. Clues in the Calico: A Guide to Identifying and Dating Antique Quilts. Thus, this dye can help to both identify both the date and location in which a quilt was made.
Butterscotch prints are often small, with the motifs closely packed together.
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.
Perhaps you’ve experienced a shiver down your spine when you find a vintage fabric; you just know it’s old and the real thing at first glance.
So, your divy instincts having performed admirably, you know you have something old, but exactly how old and and exactly what is it?