Trestain has written an amazing fabric guide based on color. This reference book belongs in the personal collection of anyone interested in dating quilts and clothing. This reference book belongs in the personal collection of anyone interested in dating quilts and clothing. utm_medium=api&utm_source=blog_book][img]https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1421008644l/1495962.jpg[/img][/url] [url=https://
Are you a fabric collector, quilt collector, appraiser, or antiques collector who needs to know specifics about fabrics or quilts? It will help you identify, date, and recognize antique fabrics and their uses in quilts and clothing.
Like, antimony or chrome orange, chrome greens and yellows were popular in the period from about 1860 to 1880 and were produced, often in the home, from highly toxic chemical dye powders.
Rich chocolate brown (think the color of a milk chocolate bar, hence the alternate name ‘Hershey’ brown) was often paired with white in quilts.
For each period, Eileen Trestain gives us fascinating information about how textiles were made, dyes were used and prints created in the making of fabrics during that time period.
-Anne Johnson, 2001 In dating antique quilts, fabric identification takes on paramount importance.