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Cait's Flowers (ca1770-1780) Linen/Cotton Fabric

Cait's Flowers (ca1770-1780) Linen/Cotton Fabric

128 in stock

Regular price $22.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $22.00 USD
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"Cait's Flowers" is a direct reproduction of a block print in Amber's collection of antique textiles. The original pieces are fragments of a chair cover that have been pieced extensively. The textiles are thought to be French, as there is no indication of a blue thread in the selvedges. 


Our reproduction is tightly woven and has a light-medium drape with a slightly slubby texture similar to the original. This fabric would be suitable for gowns, banyans/wrappers, bedgowns, children's clothing, petticoats and lightly used home furnishings.


This fabric is a certified organic textile and is sold by the yard. VFG Fabrics are limited quantities, but may be restocked throughout the year.

58" or 147cm wide
60% Organic Linen, 40% Organic Cotton

Specifications

58" or 147cm wide
Sold by the yard.

VFG Fabrics are limited quantities, but may be restocked throughout the year.

Research & Inspiration

Here are some helpful links to the research and inspirations of this product:

A well known example similar to this piece is in the collection of the Musée des Arts decoratifs, called the "Roses et rayures" (ca 1775) but is best known as the "Rose Garden " fabric for the Felicity American Girl Doll. Examination of the fibers in the fragments indicate that it is likely a cotton/linen blend. This reproduction is intended to look as it would right off the bolt, keeping the sometimes misaligned overdye prints in the reproduction. 

Care Instructions

50/50 Organic Cotton/Organic Linen

Wash & prepare fabric as you intend to launder after the garment is made. We suggest washing in cold water and dry on low to lessen shrinkage.

About our fabrics

Here at Virgil's Fine Goods, we are committed to ethical and responsible practices in creating our products. Amber designs the prints and the fabrics are made in India.

All VFG fabrics are certified organic textiles and made in certified non-sweatshops with sustainable practices.

As we are a small business, we have limited quantities of all our fabrics so occasionally we will sell out. Periodically, we will hold Pre-Orders to restock. Sign up for our newsletter to keep up-to-date with all our Pre-Order events!

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