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This can be a deterrent in pinpointing fine old lawn, particularly with retro designs now in vogue.
Regardless, finding natural and early synthetic fabrics in 36″ to 39″ or narrower widths should trigger your inner alarm system into action.
So, your divy instincts having performed admirably, you know you have something old, but exactly how old and and exactly what is it?
Fabric identification without the aid of selvage markings, provenance or an expert can be tricky. But there are clues to put you somewhere in the ballpark.
Like, antimony or chrome orange, chrome greens and yellows were popular in the period from about 1860 to 1880 and were produced, often in the home, from highly toxic chemical dye powders.
Rich chocolate brown (think the color of a milk chocolate bar, hence the alternate name ‘Hershey’ brown) was often paired with white in quilts.
A swatch may be included under the color it once was, the color it is now, or possibly both.
If you know an approximate date of a piece, you can turn to that section and compare the swatches to your fabric.Textile appraisers and collectors of fabrics, quilts, and antiques can use this book to recognize, identify, and date vintage American fabrics as used in quilts and clothing. Youll be able to identify fabric dating from the pre-1830 era through the Second World War.Over 1,000 color fabric swatches are shown in this handy, pocket-size reference guide. Match your antique fabric by selecting a suspected time period and comparing colors and prints. Your book may arrive from Roseburg, OR, La Vergne, TN. Generally, by the early 1930s narrow widths were replaced by 36″ to 39″ for most all American dressmaking cottons and by the early 60s the standard was 42″ to 44″ though some 36″ widths cottons lingered on for another decade.One notable holdout is Liberty of London lawn still being manufactured in 36″.
In the British world of antiques, a divy is a diviner, one who can tell it’s the genuine article upon sight.