Saturday, 23 January 2016

2016 already! Scottish wool fabrics..tweeds, checks and tartans.

I have only attended one auction so far this year but it yielded an interesting hoard of  unused vintage Scottish wool fabrics - tartans, tweeds and checks.  All from the same household and from a number of different woollen mills all in Scotland and the Borders. Currently (January 2016) for sale on eBay at very reasonable prices but hurry as I don't expect that they will be there for long!

Wool fabrics are becoming increasingly more expensive and more fashionable for upholstery as well as clothing.  I have used some pieces to make cushions for myself and I am quite tempted by one of the fabrics to re-upholster a large footstool that I have - see the last photo for how it may look

Lovely muted heathery russet tones. 

The green based tartan is believed to be Farquharson Modern but  have been unable to identify the other tartans.  They too would give a great contemporary classic look as cushions or stools

 There is enough fabric in this bolt of grey and white pinstripe to upholster an armchair (or make a couple of suits!)

This is the fabric that I am contemplating using to upholster my large footstool (below) 

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