1950s fabrics

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Apart from a few exceptions my 50s fabrics are in a heavy, soft, textured cotton weave known as barkcloth. The weight makes it best for cushion covers although it can also be used for bags and purses as long as they're not too small. Their age means it's best not to wash them too often and to
do so gently by hand. Specialist dry clean is also an option.

5001
5001

A lovely bark cloth in sage, sand, yellow and grey. Best for: Cushions, lavender bags, large purses and bags

5002
5002

A slightly ridged bark cloth in yellow, brown, black and grey Best for: Cushions, lavender bags, large purses and bags

5003
5003

A soft, loose bark cloth in black, white, lime, khaki and coral. Best for: Cushions, lavender bags, large purses and bags

5004
5004

A soft, loose cloth in blues, yellow white and green. Best for: Cushions, lavender bags, large purses and bags.

5005
5005

A woven soft damask in gold, grey, white and red. Best for: Cushions, lavender bags, drawstring bags.

5006
5006

A woven soft damask in gold, grey, white and red. (Reverse of 5005). Best for: Cushions, lavender bags, drawstring bags.

5007
5007

A lovely bark cloth in bottle, olive and lime greens, plus black & white Best for: Cushions, lavender bags, large purses and bags

5008
5008

A lovely bark cloth with a sketchy street scene. Red, black & white. Best for: Cushions, drawstring bags.

5009
5009

A woven soft damask in red, black and white. Best for: Cushions, lavender bags, drawsrting bags.

5010
5010

A woven soft damask in red, black and white. Reverse of 5009 Best for: Cushions, lavender bags, drawstring bags.

5011
5011

A woven textured bark cloth in grey, lime, orange, yellow and olive. Best for: Cushions, lavender bags, large purses and bags

5012
5012

A woven textured bark cloth in grey, maroon, black, white and yellow. Best for: Cushions, lavender bags, large purses and bags

5013
5013

A woven textured bark cloth in faded black, white, turquoise, mid-blue. Best for: Cushions, lavender bags, large purses and bags

5014
5014

A heavyweight viscose with a soft red, yellow, white and black paisley pattern on brown. Best for: Purses and bags

5015
5015

A woven textured bark cloth in lilac, yellow, purple on white. Best for: Cushions, lavender bags, large purses and bags *limited availability*

5016
5016

A woven textured bark cloth in soft bright colours on grey and white. Best for: Cushions, lavender bags, large purses and bags

5017
5017

A crisp pale olive cotton with black, white, pinks and greens. Best for: Lavender bags, purses and bags *limited availability*

5018
5018

A smooth white cotton with lilac, turquoise, dark blue, shades of olive. Best for: Lavender bags, purses and bags, cushions.

5019
5019

A viscose crepe with pink roses on a bottle green background. Best for: Lavender bags, purses and bags, cushions.

5020
5020

A ridged white barkcloth with pink, blue and lilac flowers and green foliage. Best for: Cushions, lavender bags, purses and bags

5021
5021

A soft barkcloth with flowers of scarlet, vermillion and pale jade foliage, plus black. Best for: Cushions. Also lavender bags, larger purses. *limited availability*

5022
5022

Amazing crisp barkcloth in mint condition. Aqua, jade, yellow, orange and black on white. Best for: Cushions, lavender bags, purses, zipped bags.

5023
5023

Amazing crisp barkcloth in mint condition. Grey, jade, yellow, orange and black on white. Reverse of 5022. Best for: Cushions, lavender bags, purses, zipped bags.

5024
5024

Soft white barkcloth with design of yellow, blue and pink floral sprigs. Grey and black cross-hatching. Best for: Cushions, lingerie bags.

5025
5025

Jacobean design in brown, green, blue, red, yellow on light beige cotton. Best for: lavender bags, purses, zipped bags.

5026
5026

Modern reissue of 1954 Lucienne Day fabric for John Lewis. Not now available. Aqua and brown painterly stripes overlaid with hand-drawn black symbols. Best for: Lingerie bags, purses, zipped bags.