Monday, January 10, 2011

vintage crewel fabric

i went to my favorite antique store and found this beautiful vintage crewel fabric!

it was hiding behind some shutters.

there are beautiful flowers, leaves, and birds throughout it

and i love the blue, green, and taupe colors!

it also has a few stains.

any suggestions on how to clean this type of fabric?

i am not sure what it was used for before.

it came in one long piece.

so, i am thinking pillows!

got any ideas?



  1. Oh my word. That fabric is fabulous. I have no idea how to clean it, google it I guess, that's what I do with everything I don't know. Good luck. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

  2. My eyes got really big when I first saw that's beautiful! Please show us what you do with it and if you don't use it you can send it to me! :)

  3. I LOVE it! My mom has a lot of experience with getting stains out of vintage fabrics, you should ask her. Gorgeous!

  4. girl, next time you need an antiquing partner, call me up! great find!

  5. I just discovered your blog-thank you for sharing all of your projects! Where do you like to thrift, antique, etc.? My parents live in Amelia Island so we make frequent trips down to Jax "to the big city"! I'd love some new addresses!

  6. what a great find...that fabric is gorgeous.

  7. Oh you lucky duck! How beautiful! I think pillows would be great!

  8. This is the Tree of Life crewel design with birds. Embroidery looks to be 2-ply wool.
    Cleaning crewel fabrics is normally left to the professionals, so dry-clean would be the best option. I would have suggested hand-wash in cold water if it was only a few years old.

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