Sunday, January 29, 2012

1843 designs

Advances in steam style printing which included the development of a single print paste containing the dye and the mordant plus the rapid ageing of the fabric in a steam chamber allowed for complex designs (some overprinted with wood blocks) and colors on this cotton/woolen fabric. Delaines were especially popular for both clothing and decorating and are frequently found in Log Cabin and Pineapple quilts of the late 19th century.

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