What a boot full of booty!!
Unbelievably, we’ve just acquired approximately 40 bolts of vintage fabric.
It all dates from the 1950s & 60s.
Most of them are unused – some still have their original labels & packaging.
It’s so rare to discover original vintage textiles like this – especially in this quantity.
A friend of ours works in the textiles. He has a friend, also in the trade, who was clearing one of his storage areas. Lurking at the back was all this fabric – bought by his father, which had lain there untouched for 50 or 60 years.
A real fabric collectors dream!!
Each bolt measures between 30 & 60 yards in length.
There are some fantastic patterns.
…period designs featuring flowers & fruit, geometric shapes and even space galaxies.
Some bold & bright, some monochrome.
We’ve only had the fabric for a few days and haven’t started identifying designers as yet – having said that there are lots still with original David Whitehead labels…
…a prominent textile manufacturer from this period.
We’re pretty sure that a good number of the ones without labels intact are by them too.
Here’s a quartet of David Whitehead adverts – we often come across them in vintage magazines from the 50s & 60s.
We’ll be putting the fabric up for sale in the coming weeks. Some we’ll sell as long fabric lengths in our antiques centre pitch – some we’ll sell by the metre in our webshop and Etsy & Folksy and eBay outlets.
A once in a lifetime find… many thanks to Shaun!!!