|Fabrics - Accent Pillows and Tablecloth at Scott's Antique Market|
|French Tea Towels Usable for Pillows and Other Projects|
On this visit, I concentrated on checking out fabrics - both "vintage" and "new" to get a more fine-tuned sense of what is being shown and what is selling. This research is always helpful to me since I have to make frequent decisions about buying and using new fabrics on my refurbished heirloom-quality upholstered pieces! There are a number of vendors that sell bolts, some of them have a huge stock at the monthly sales. Some of the fabrics are viewable by the various accent pillow makers/sellers - displaying wonderful fabrics on ready-to-use pillows. And, of course, other fabrics are best seen on the many upholstered pieces for sale throughout the two huge buildings that house the market.
|Stacks of Vintage Materials|
|Examples of linen on upholstered pieces. I love the settee on the left and like the idea of the numbers on the stools. You could use a transfer medium to do something like this at home!|
|We saw some interesting examples of cowhide including this "stained and patterned" cowhide used on pieces.|
|Older pieces with tapestries are generally costly - particularly if the fabric is in really nice shape such as these.|
|Bette said she had never met a toile she didn't like and I must agree. They add such a humble yet elegant flair and can be used on just about every style of upholstered furniture.|
|Most of the velvets that I saw seem to be original to the pieces and a few definitely need to be replaced.|
|This little bench with cotton ticking is nice. I am working on a set of chairs (chalk painted country French style chairs) and will be using a red and cream ticking on those.|
|This is a nice crewel on this chair. Unfortunately, the chair itself (or at least the seat cushion) needs some work. I have a piece of vintage crewel at home that still needs a project that works. This gives me inspiration.|
|I thought this flame stitch, in more modern colors, looks great on this French style chair.|
What are your favorite current or vintage fabrics and where are you finding them?
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