It's beautiful fabric but it costs $84/yard!! (You can buy it here online.) Despite the cost, it would have been pretty tempting last fall because it is SO wonderful!
If only she had found them before she had ordered her new furniture... She is resisting the impulse to buy it to replace the current fabric; it would be impractical to recover all these cushions at this point. At least the color palettes blend well.
|Celtic Knot - Lilac|
|Celtic Knot Jr. - Brick|
Anyway, back to the current project. Sharon also picked up some cotton velvet samples while she was out. A solid color would be more practical to match the existing fabrics. To recover the new morris chair, we're probably going with the green velvet swatch on the far left; a color called Loden.
Do you guys know how to do a burn test to determine fabric content? Get a swatch, pull a few threads loose so that they're still attached to the swatch on one end, and pass the threads through a lighter. Natural fabrics burn cleanly and smell like...well, like natural burning stuff. Threads with any synthetic content generally melt and/or smell like burnt plastic (which they are).ReplyDelete
Here's a more specific chart, and you can google lots more info, of course: http://lindrix.com/fabcontent.html
I think you're right, a solid color looks like it is most practical. They are all beautiful fabrics though. Good luck with the project!ReplyDelete