Sunday, December 5, 2010

Raised style

Prussian blue and iron buff furnishing fabric--a bright mid 19th century blue with dull tan--which was printed in the raised style. The first dye printed on the fabric was Prussian blue. The second step, a discharge of some of the Prussian blue, left the tan coloration.

This was a popular mid 19th century color for both clothing and furnishings. These fabrics are seen in quilts from 1840 until the end of the War.

3 comments:

  1. What a beautiful piece of fabric. Hope someone decides to reproduce it!

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  2. Prussian blue and brown - a classic combination that works so well!
    Can you explain "raised style"?

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  3. The second processing step, the discharge of part of the Prussian blue dyed area, 'raises' another coloration--the tan.

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