Lately Arrived From London – 8194 17 – Tea by Barbara Brackman for Moda fabrics. Fabric is all new premium quality 100% Moda cotton. Sold by the quarter yard in continuous quarter yard increments. If only one quarter yard is purchased fabric is cut by “fat quarter” (a fat quarter is 1/4 of a yard, only cut on the half yard, so instead of being 9″ by 44″, it measures approximately 18″ by 22″). See additional pictures of entire collection. More in this collection available in our store while supplies last. Use store search engine to find. Collection Description: “Lately Arrived from London” will delight fans of early calicoes and chintzes. The collection recreates fabrics from the turn of the 19th century when Americans imported their cottons. Traders brought the world’s luxury goods to wharves in Philadelphia, Boston and New York. Each piece is named for a trading ship that sailed into American harbors—the Charming Betsy, the Brigantine Sally, the Ship Surprise. Colorways echo natural dyes with colors named for the styles of the times and prints range from a neat geometric and leafy sprigs suitable for a lady’s dress to “furniture calicoes,” the chintz-scale florals. The reproductions are copied from Dutch, Indian, French and British document prints, the type advertised in 1771 by John Hunt of New York. “Fine spring’d muslins for gowns, fine border’d India and other chintzes: ….furniture calicoes.” Colorways echo natural dyes with colors named for the styles of the times: China blue, India red, Pompadour purple. Nankeen tan and Muslin white. The prints range from a neat geometric and leafy springs suitable for a lady’s dress to “furniture calicoes,” the chintz-scale florals. The furniture calicoes include a pillar print perfect for an 18th century bed hanging or a 21st century quilt border.
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