Vintage fabrics are the latest trend and who can resist them? Antique quilts, funky 1950s tablecloths, fine old linens, intriguing scraps of velvet and lace...there's more available than you know what to do with. Now Vintage Fabric Style presents chic ideas and projects that incorporate these fabrics into beautiful home accessories to help create your personal style. Blending their specialties, textiles expert Lucinda Ganderton and stylist Rose Hammick gives step-by-step instructions for inspiring projects, such as transforming an old piece of patchwork into county-style curtains, making a luxurious comforter cover from old damask napkins, and turning old family cast-offs into a lovely baby's quilt. Photographer Catherine Gratwicke uses her background in textile design to focus on each project both close-up and in its environment. Vintage Fabric Style is so inspirational, you'll run out of hand-me-downs before you run out of ideas.
Hidden in grandmothers' sewing boxes, piled high in flea-market stall or hiding out in the back of your linen closet...vintage fabrics in every style, color and condition are just waiting to be transformed into beautiful home accessories. In Vintage Fabric Style, textiles and soft-furnishings expert Lucinda Ganderton and stylist Rose Hammick suggest a multitude of creative ways to use these treasures - from showing how to transform an old piece of patchwork into country-style curtains to making a sturdy apron from an old pair of jeans.
I needed the ideas in this book to use the vintage lace that I'd collected and the stacks of old quilts hidden away in the closet. These were things that attracted me at flea markets and yard sales, but then I had trouble working them into my decor.
The idea of hanging antique clothing on the wall like a piece of art really appeals.
This is a great book for any fabric-aholic out there.