Japanese Vintage Textile Cotton Boro Futonji Indigo

Boro futonji whose ground cloth as well as mending patches are mostly hand-spun and vegetable dyed cotton. The ground cloth is natural indigo dyed katazome (stencil-dyeing).

silk and velvet party dress, 1950s

Fontana silk and velvet party dress, from the Vintage Textile archives. The decorative black, gray, and white surface design owes its lines to Moderne architecture. (Via Vintage Textile.

British artist Mandy Pattullo creates gorgeous pieces of stitched and pieced textiles using vintage fabrics and embroideries.

Fabric collage and embroidery by textile artist Mandy Pattullo

British artist Mandy Pattullo creates gorgeous pieces stitched and pieced textiles using vintage fabrics and embroideries.

Textile Toadstools By Mister Finch

Vintage textiles become intricate, life-like animals and fungi

Fabric Mushrooms: Delicious Textile Art from the world of Mister Finch, "Storytelling creatures for people who are also a little lost, found and forgotten…"

Cotton strip weaving Woven in 10 strips from the ewe people  Ghana early 20th century #pattern #african

Esther Fitzgerald Rare Textiles Cotton strip weaving Woven in 10 strips from the ewe people Ghana early century

Deco metallic brocade evening wrap, c.1924, from the Vintage Textile archives.

Deco metallic brocade evening wrap, circa from the Vintage Textile archives.

Beautiful blue fabric with gold embroidery -- for furniture, draperies, pillows, even wall coverings.

Fine blue and gold antique fabric french fabric, french blue linen, antique textiles fabric, french

Vintage Textiles from the north of Argentina – diseño bos

Vintage Textiles from the north of Argentina, Bolivia, Peru

These one of a kind, hand-loomed, vegetable-dyed gently worn and faded pieces…

“Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life... Perfectionism is a mean, frozen form of idealism, while messes are the artist’s true friend. What people somehow (inadvertently, I’m sure) forgot to mention when we were children was that we need to make messes in order to find out who we are and why we are here...” Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird. ...art by vanessa bell.

'Queen Mary' design for an Omega workshop fabric, 1937 (screenprinted cotton velvet), Duncan Grant / Private Collection

Edwardian Clothing at Vintage Textile: #2812 lace wedding dress

Another splendid lace wedding dress, this one from It has been made from delicate embroidered net lace with bold accents of textured guipure flowers. I love the train.

Wall-hanging at entry?  Handwoven batik  cotton, Hmong  Vintage textiles and fabric- table runner from Thailand

Wall-hanging at entry? Handwoven batik cotton, Hmong Vintage textiles and fabric- table runner from Thailand

When I was a kid, feed, flour and sugar came in sacks made of fabric, which mother reused to make my dresses.  It was a big deal to pick out the sack you wanted for a dress when daddy bought feed.

feed, flour and sugar came in sacks made of fabric, which mothers reused to make dresses. It was a big deal to pick out the sack you wanted for a dress when daddy bought feed.still have some of these feed sacks!

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