Dating fabrics a color guide 2 1950 2016
Several objects made with polyester appear in the book, including an orange and blue Nine Patch variation from the Volckening Collection.(1) (See Figure 1) The quilt came from an e Bay seller in Washington state and includes cotton blends and polyester; it is backed with a blue and white striped bed sheet, tied, and finished with a wide blue binding.The study of the history of clothing and textiles traces the availability and use of textiles and other materials and the development of technology for the making of clothing over human history.
Improved before it was even released, this book now has 205 pages showing over 1,000 color swatches to help you recognize, identify and date vintage American fabrics as used in quilts and clothing.It looks like these were once either hand sewn together or maybe removed from an existing quilt.There is stitch marks around each of the edges of the blocks where they were once sewn to something?It documented a moment in time when we began to see things change.I was never sure if anyone actually read the article, but it seems relevant today. Quilts of the 1970s are beginning to surface, and many of them are made with polyester double knit materials.