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)