I don't sell many vintage children's fabrics simply because they
are generally way out of my league, price wise!
But, recently, I did find the next best thing!
Vintage Children's Fabrics
She's been a collector for years and has now produced this lovely book.
She doesn't profess to be an expert and she states that she has no
knowledge of the designers or the textile mills (in the USA) that produced the fabric.
Her lovely book is arranged in themed chapters ...so here goes:
Chapter 1.School and Nursery Rhymes
Fabrics with letters of the alphabet on them were very popular
as were nursery rhyme themed fabric.
Chapter 2. Kids and Parties
(I hate, loathe and detest the word 'kids'
but that's what the book says so I have to go with it!)
Fabrics depicting images of sweet children, were very popular
and are still very much sought after.
Chapter 3. Leisure and Play
The theme of dancing is prominent on many vintage fabrics of the 1930s/40s
Chapter 4. Farmlife
Many farm scenes were depicted, appropriately, on feedsack fabric.
The Scottie Dog became very popular during President Roosevelt's presidency,
simply because he owned one.
Chapter 6. Forest and Jungle
This seems a bit of a strange theme but there are many fabrics
which depict these scenes.
Chapter 7. Trains,Planes and Automobiles
Another popular theme!
This has always been a popular theme!
Chapter 9 - Swatches
This chapter shows many of the small pieces
which the author has discovered over the years
Just a few snippets!
The book is packed full of the most lovely pictures!