Cotton Textile History--printing, dyeing, manufacturing and trading.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
This is the document coloration (color of the actual sample) of the big idea stripe in my new fabric line...Dargate Treasury. The scale of the design is appropriate for Furnishing goods of the early 19th century. The dating of the Dargate book is c. 1830. The tea coloration and the plain ground are common for this time period. By the 1830s you begin to see finely engraved fancy cover rollers offering complex patterns for grounds that are then overprinted with large florals.
Karen Melhouse of Canon Falls MN has designed a lovely center panel for a quilt featuring this fabric....a simple appliqued vase with a spray of embroidered flowers using motifs from the print.