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Each section is preceded by several pages of information on the related stage of cotton fabric manufacture, dyes, patterns & miscellaneous related history.So this is a useful book for the identification of old fabrics in quilts &, perhaps, for the ageing of fabrics for quilt use.For each period, Eileen Trestain gives us fascinating information about how textiles were made, dyes were used and prints created in the making of fabrics during that time period. We'll e-mail you with an estimated delivery date as soon as we have more information. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.Unfortunately, these photos are not accompanied by any notes. This was particularly noticeable in the 1930-60 group.
There is a problem with the title of this book, which I mention at the outset. 1800-1960" does NOT give a potential buyer an inkling that the book is primarily about US quilting & printed cottons.
The major part of the book consists of 1.25" photographs of real-size fabric pieces, secondarily grouped by colour.
These appear to be almost entirely printed cottons.
There are many books out with beautiful color prints of quilts from various eras but until now we couldn't examine an extensive collection of fabrics.
Dating Fabrics: A Color Guide 1800-1960 offers this opportunity by organizing hundreds of fabric swatches by period.