Vintage pastel striped toweling fabric - 40 inches (101.6 cm)


This listing is for 40 inches (101.6 cm) continuous length of fabric. This is the last piece of this fabric available.

This wonderful vintage toweling fabric was most likely made in the 1970's. The fabric has a gauzy, open weave and would make great towels, table runner or even decorative window valences. This type of toweling is perfect for cleaning glass wear as it does not leave lint on items.

I believe that the fabric is primarily linen but it could be a cotton/flax/linen blend. It has a smooth texture with some "slubbing" and is lightly sheer. Please see the 9th photo where my hand can be seen under the fabric. The fabric features blue, pink, yellow and brown pastel stripes in varying widths. The colors are vibrant and the fabric is pristine. The fabric was laundered by myself and line dried.

The last photo shows the colors most accurately. Crayola brand crayons were placed in the photo for color comparison. Please enlarge the photos to see the wonderful texture and color of the toweling.

One of the selvedges is hemmed. This selvage can be seen in the 7th photo. The other selvage is not hemmed (8th photo) but since it is a selvage edge it will not fray. I am not sure why the one selvage is hemmed but it may have to do with the way the fabric was woven in the factory.

Fabric specifics:

-Fabric is 18 inches (45.7cm) wide with 1 hemmed edge

-40 inches (101.6cm) continuous length

-There is little to no stretch selvage to selvage

-Little to no lengthwise stretch

-lightweight open weave, slightly sheer

-nice drape

-smooth with some textured "slubbing"

I believe that the pictures show a good representation of the fabric colors however, please remember that colors may look different on your monitor. This is a vintage item so there may be small blemishes or marks in addition to those noted in the description. This item has been stored for many years so there may be a slight storage smell although I do not notice one.



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