Old House Journal : 2020-08-04

Curtains To Carpets : 52 : 50

Curtains To Carpets

thistlehil­lweavers.com LEARN MORE > In colonial America, shiny fabrics with complex patterns were the province of a wealthy elite. As the 19th century dawned, advances in production techniques meant more people could afford fancier fabrics. Until recently, reproducti­ons were hard to find. Only glazed printed cotton—the flowered “chintz” of Colonial Revival interiors—was mass-produced. Now accurate reproducti­ons of early upholstery and drapery fabrics in worsted wool, linen, and even silk, give us wonderful options for re-creating period interiors. TOP ABOVE 50

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