Last weekend I stumbled upon Ten Thousand Villages, a little store on Chapel Street in downtown New Haven, CT. Looking at the crunchy store front I had an inkling that they might sell India printed cotton.
They had several table clothes and napkin sets of 100% cotton with 18th century-looking designs. When I saw them, I knew I couldn't leave without carrying a shopping bag.
As you may remember from my last post, I'm embroidering a pocket. Earlier this year, I saw an embroidered pocket from the collections of the museum where I work that had a printed cotton for the back. If I remember correctly it was a brown / red toned fabric, sew...
...I settled upon buying a handful of napkins ($6 each) to use as the back lining for my current project. Looking at the pattern closely....
|...I'm fairly confident that this is 18th century accurate...|
|...and that this flower is 18th century accurate...|
|...along with this flower. However...|
|...I'm puzzled by this paisley-looking flower.|
I'm planning on cutting the fabric around that one and, since I bought several napkins, piecing parts of the print together.