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Vintage or retro looking fabrics

Postby Futura Girl » Fri Nov 08, 2002 11:21 pm

Anyone know any good sources for these?
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Postby JAB » Sat Nov 09, 2002 8:39 am

MM, You're probably familiar with this one. I think I became aware of it from this site or the old one but, just in case you're not, here it is:

http://www.melinamade.com/

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Vintage or retro looking fabrics

Postby genie » Thu Nov 14, 2002 4:47 am

Genie's Fab Fabrics
Original Textiles 1950s-70s

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Postby Futura Girl » Thu Nov 14, 2002 5:37 am

Thanks Genie!

I actually recommended your site to someone over at tiki central!
http://tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/view ... &forum=1&4
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Postby Joe » Thu Nov 14, 2002 9:54 am

M-M: the canadian source url is gone. But do check out Angela Adams at www.angelaadams.com

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Postby Joe » Tue Nov 26, 2002 2:13 pm

http://www.maharam.com/maharam.html

then go to textiles>textiles of the 20th Century

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I'm selling vintage fabrics this very weekend!

Postby rhandel » Wed Nov 27, 2002 4:09 pm

Please visit the December 1st special edition Santa Monica Antique Market at the SM Airport. I have a bunch of vintage upholstery fabric (small chunks and some bolts) that I'll be selling.

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Postby Joe » Fri Dec 13, 2002 11:06 pm

Here's another cool fabric site...

http://www.homewear.net/

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Vintage Fabric Available Locally

Postby Ani Benglian » Tue Dec 31, 2002 5:24 pm

Check out Esther's Vintage Fabric located at 2315 Olive Ave in Burbank.
Tel: 818-846-2227. She's got a fairly good selection of clothing and upholstery fabric from the 50-70s

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Postby boyos » Wed Feb 05, 2003 6:41 pm

What period and what type are you looking for:?: Apparel or Decor:?:

Try:

Reproduction Fabrics:
http://www.reproductionfabrics.com/

Reprodepot Fabrics:
http://reprodepotfabrics.com/

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Postby freddiefreelance » Fri Jul 09, 2004 7:25 am

MM, these're a bit of a drive for you, but they have lots of cool fabrics at low, low prices:

UFO (Upholstery Fabric Outlet)
1919 Hoover Avenue, National City
619-477-9341

UFO (Upholstery Fabric Outlet)
1120 N. Melrose, Vista
760-941-2345
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Postby nichols » Fri Jul 09, 2004 12:24 pm

I see that Esther's in Burbank is gone. Did they move or just RIP?

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Postby Futura Girl » Fri Jul 09, 2004 1:38 pm

i think they are gone :( there was no forwarding sign... and the phone is disconnected.

but she still sells on ebay
http://cgi6.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?V ... =3&rows=50

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Vintage Style Textiles

Postby WhirlGirl » Thu Jul 15, 2004 8:22 pm

This place has quite a variety of vintage style textiles. I got a very cool tiki pattern for some curtains. Good service.
contemporarycloth.com
(sorry I dont know how to do links)

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Postby synthetic space » Fri Jul 16, 2004 1:31 pm

For Marimekko fabrics, check out www.txtlart.com.

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Postby luke_trash » Mon Aug 16, 2004 6:04 pm

Check Walmart of all places..

They typically have at least one fabric in the $1.00/yard bin that passes as vintage.

I just made some curtains for my basement out of buckayard stuff that is brown and green kinda woodbark or something 50's looking...
old beats new

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[b]Got your vintage fabric right here[/b]

Postby rhandel » Tue Aug 17, 2004 10:48 am

Come to my final garage sale this Saturday, August 21st at the corner of 9th and California in Santa Monica.

My dad had an upholstery/drapery fabric shop for 35 years that closed 10 years ago (it was the Velvet Touch at the corner of 3rd and La Brea) and I've got TONS of fabric. Ready to go!

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Postby Futura Girl » Thu Dec 29, 2005 3:34 pm

I am reposting some of the varous fabric websites that have been recommended on other threads here in order to help keep one master list going...
the50sguy wrote:Not sure if this site has been posted, yet, or not, but I came across this site while looking for material for my couch on Ebay. It seems that this guy deals a lot of that nubby material that is so commonly seen on a lot of the furniture pieces of the mid-century/atomic era, and ay great prices, as well. Now, we don't have to cover our sofas and chairs with atomic/MCM design bark cloth anymore. Check it out.
http://www.winterbeachmodern.com./
Also, check out his Ebay auctions from the site.


shannanigan wrote:There are a couple places online that sell repro Barkcloth that are made by larger Fabric companies....
http://www.reprodepotfabrics.com
http://www.fabricattic.com/home_decor_fabrics.htm
and if you like Hawaiian...
http://www.hawaiianfabric.com
The design/prints and material are really well done.
Though they are more drapery/pillow weight than upholstery.
I buy from all of these places a lot...


moderns-r-us wrote:Pehaps you already know this, but I will reply for the sake of others.
Panton textiles and others similar to what you desire are available from Maharam.
www.maharam.com
I would not call them reasonably priced.
You might also look at Knoll textiles, but the Knoll website is not comprehensive. You will need to see a showroom.
If you have any friends in the design trade they can get you a substantial discount.


Dan O. wrote:I am familiar with Maharam and I went so far as to visit their showroom at the Pacific Design center. The lady at the desk almost made it seem like she was doing me a favor by letting me walk out with three samples. I found this link after reading the name off a linen throw pillow at a furniture store on Beverly Blvd.:
www.esperantotextiles.com
This is the sort of thing I was talking about, now I just have to find someplace to buy it by the yard.


daybreaker wrote:You can have any image printed digitally onto almost any fabric at a plant in downtown LA called Worldwide Print. (213) 955-3300. Ask for Dale.


morbank wrote:yes it is digital. the la place the pp listed may be a better bet since it is local. but here's the link to the place i was talking about
http://www.fabric-art.com/


SDR wrote:I just stumbled upon a possible source of period and vintage fabrics:
www.revivalfabrics.com
Their 60's-70's list seems to include fabrics of many types. . .I've not dealt with them myself.

I'd also like to mention the custom-painted graphic work of a friend and neighbor in SF -- some of his stuff seems compatible with mid-century interiors. You can find an image you like -- artwork, fabric samples, etc -- and shoot slides with your old 35mm SLR, get the slide projector from Dad's attic, wait for dark, and project the slide onto the wall in different ways until you get what you like, then copy with pencil, wait for daylight, and choose some latex accent colors at the paint store. I've always wanted to trace the shadows from (big?) houseplants onto the wall behind them, then color with a very pale tint. . .
www.badendesigns.com
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Postby t.bowers » Mon Jan 23, 2006 5:40 pm

You can also try here - barkclothhawaii.com. Nyna, who runs the company is delightful to work with!
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Postby LAOperaMan » Tue Mar 14, 2006 4:19 am

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Woody's in Olde Towne Orange has a great selection of Mid-Century antique furniture. I believe every sofa that they sell there has been restored. I know they sell reproduction fabrics and textiles for furniture and such.......

http://www.woodysantiques.com/
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Postby moderns-r-us » Tue Mar 14, 2006 11:06 am

It seems somehow this great source for fabrics has been missed on this thread. Many of their fabrics have been in the line for over fifty years.

http://www.knoll.com/products/textile_c ... ?cat_id=84

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Postby alyssa » Fri May 05, 2006 1:08 pm

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!! My Mom is a fabric collector she has tons and tons and more tons of it all around the house. I was trying to seek out some new and interesting places to get her some fabric and these links will help. I wish it wasn't already so close to Mothers day!
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Here's another

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Postby Staar » Tue Sep 12, 2006 9:22 am

well here is my $0.02. it might have already been posted, but here's a good one.
http://www.jandofabrics.com/products.as ... ewall=True

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Postby kjansma » Tue Sep 12, 2006 11:45 am

In addition to winterbeachmodern, there are a couple of ebay stores with a good selection. I got great Knoll Abacus fabric for $10/yard at:
http://stores.ebay.com/Peace-By-Piece-Fabrics
Another one that has a decent selection is:
http://stores.ebay.com/Mid-Century-Express

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fabric stores?

Postby creggy » Thu Oct 12, 2006 8:18 am

I'm trying to find upholstery fabric for my amazing new mid-century dining chairs and all these links are great, but does anyone have a recommendation of an actual fabric store in the Los Angeles area?

I feel like I need to do my search in person, or at least start there to get a better idea of what these online fabrics are going to look like.

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Postby rockland » Tue May 22, 2007 10:58 am

http://stores.ebay.com/winterbeachmoder ... esstQQtZkm
i like winter beach modern
good quality. though for a big purchase, like a couch, get a sample.
it is often not as thick as you may want. i got a collection of 'bolt ends'
good stuff, various thicknesses. still deciding on couch fabric...

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Postby Cecilia DeVille » Thu Jul 12, 2007 8:37 am

I know it was posted but I have always had great luck with repodepot fabrics... they also have a vast variety of novelty buttons and patches... which are always fun...


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