Monday, March 05, 2012

Turkey Red Damask and the Weaver's Wife

Three words I never knew I would write together - turkey red damask. And then, digging at a flea market, I found this....



Twenty one differnt turkey red damask scraps sewn together to make a tablecloth, picnic blanket or panel? Maybe it was sewn together by the wife of a mill weaver - he brought home a scrap of everything he was able to weave on the loom for posterity.   I think the graphics and different odd shapes make this a real find - and I love how all of the reds are the same hue. I don't know if it's American, French or English...but I'm loving it and can see a great cheater cloth for a Moda collection!

More details and history of Turkey Red Damask from Martha.

13 comments:

Kimberly Jones said...

What a fabulous find! Simply gorgeous color and patterns!

Becky said...

Love it! What a find! Thanks for sharing the photo with us!

Pam said...

Wow...sweet!

primitive spirit said...

this is so gorgeous! lucky you to find it.

Louise said...

Absolutely lovely!

becky up the hill said...

This find is making me happy!

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

How fabulous!
I would love to see this look captured by Moda!
Thanks for sharing!
~Lynne
[w/L]

Kris Vogelsang said...

What a find!!

Lana said...

That's beautiful! I probably would have hyper-ventilated when I found it. ;)

Carole Kurth said...

I don't often appreciate 'cheater cloth,' as it seems too contrived. This however, makes my heart sing! great find! hope you can talk MODA into it...

Nancy said...

This is beautiful. Can't wait to see it in your collection. Please...

Anonymous said...

Perfection!

ALF

Michelle said...

That is gorgeous!