Cotton Textile History--printing, dyeing, manufacturing and trading.
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Shirtings are simple, small scale designs on an off white or colored ground. They were a staple of 19th century dry goods merchants. Dots, circles, isolated floral motifs and stripes were economical to print and popular for both clothing and quilts. These are some of my favorites from a past century. Perfect for today's merchants. This is my newest line by Newcastle Fabrics.
These are the document colors.
There will be 2 other colorations of each pattern appropriate for the 19th century...pink, blue, violet,red and brown.
Ron and I enjoyed Spring Break in the San Diego area. Little Italy for lunch!, the aircraft carrier Midway, a quilt exhibit in Oceanside (Signs and Symbols:African American Quilts), the beaches and flowers in the desert, Anza-Borrego.