Vintage Fabric – Updating the Website..

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Time for the annual update of Vintage Fabric’s website..

The site has useful and interesting links for anyone keen on fabric, sewing and interiors.   As well as information about us and our blog, it has links to our ebay shop ‘vintage fabric and curtains’, a page showing all the Sanderson fabric we have in stock ( changed frequently), one dedicated to fabric bundles and a fabric of the month page.

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Fabric bundles useful for patchwork and crafts, the one below is made up of rare and unusual Laura Ashley cotton pieces.

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‘Fabric of the Month’ showcases a favourite or special fabric or textile; the idea is to change the page monthly, though time goes too quickly at times…

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A page showing the Sanderson & William Morris fabric we have in stock..

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Let’s hope that it can be found on Google and other search engines now..

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Weekly Blog – Number 5 – Laura Ashley Patchwork in Ross-on-Wye

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I recently bought a huge bag of fabric pieces from someone having a clear out. It was full of small pieces of Laura Ashley fabric from the 1970’s and 80’s. I so enjoyed sorting it all out when I got home.

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It brought back great memories of my patchwork making days when I was still at college. Living in a small flat in Ross on Wye, during the holidays I  would take my patchwork box to my nearest open space and stitch away using many of the same fabrics I found in this bundle.

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My favourite place was  The Prospect, a lovely grassy area by the church which overlooked the river Wye. The link above is to a great website about Ross on Wye which some lovely photos of the prospect and fascinating articles about the town .

Further information about Vintage Fabric can be found at the links below.

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Ideas for using Vintage Fabric – Patchwork Chairs

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It take relatively little fabric to cover a chair so can be an inexpensive way of updating your living space if you have the time and patience. One of my first ever upholstery projects was covering an old wooden chair in Laura Ashley patchwork pieces for our first flat in the 1970’s.. I still have that chair in the spare room though rather faded and worn now I still can’t bear to throw it out.

 

Patchwork chairs such as this arm chair covered in vintage floral cottons look so cosy. I love the way that the patchwork has been even extended to the chair legs.

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Another comfy armchair with patchwork and wonderful applique work.

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Beautifully finished in button back design.

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Elegant dining chairs in quality patchwork designs.

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The seaside colours of these sweet little painted chairs would look great in a beach hut.

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I have several lots of patchwork bundles in various weights such as

 

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or this cotton chintz bundle.

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Further information about Vintage Fabric can be found at the links below.

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What People Make with the Fabric I Sell – Fiona’s Patchwork Cushion

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Fiona is the founder of ‘The Sewing Directory’ a website for all those who are into sewing. What a great site she has, an easy to use website with ‘how to’ guides, reviews and interviews as well as adverts for suppliers.  I discovered it while looking to promote my own website and business Vintage Fabric and decided to have regular adverts.

Fiona was tempted by the 1950’s and 60’s fabric bundles I had on my site. She wanted to make a present for her Mum with fabrics from the time she was born. What a great idea..

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..and the finished cushion, what a lovely job, the colours go very well together. I’m sure Fiona’s Mum will be delighted.

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What People make with the Fabric I Sell – Vicky Trainor, Vintage Inspired Textile Designs.

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Vicky Trainor is a textiles, surface designer and craft maker who makes a variety of vintage inspired stationery from her studio. She works with brides, tea ladies, photographers, businesses, commercial greeting card companies and creative groups.

This lovely cushion brooch uses a variety of Liberty cotton lawn fabrics, such as  found in these  Liberty fabric bundles. Liberty designs are perfect for work such as this as often the patterns are small scale and the cotton lawn fabric is so fine and light to work with. Liberty of London are internationally recognized as leaders in fine cotton dress fabrics which they have been making since the 19th Century.

This vintage Sanderson cotton fabric is a design called  small wonder  from 1981  and  is perfect for showing off Vicky’s  pretty floral brooch made from a variety of  buttons and vintage fabrics including Liberty and Sanderson.

More vintage Sanderson fabric is being used here as background for linen labels. The design is Little Chelsea in soft blue and pink colours.

Vicky is a busy lady who writes  interesting blogs about her business and life in general,  her  facebook page  has lots of interesting links to her blogs and Etsy shop.

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