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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