A Thoughtfully Curated Selection of Global Textiles & Soft Goods
Long Beach, California, USA
Morrissey Fabric has developed a loyal following for a thoughtfully curated selection of vintage and globally-sourced textiles & Soft Goods. We carry textiles, bags, and home items made from authentic African mud cloth, vintage indigo, Asian batik cloth, and Guatemalan textiles, and Mexican Otomi fabric.
You can also purchase from a much larger selection of my textiles and order custom pillows at Morrisseyfabric.etsy.com
When trends in our lifestyle become machine-oriented, or recently, tech-oriented, it’s human nature to seek out hand crafted items to soften our lifestyle and keep us grounded. Unique textiles such as Vintage Chinese Batik Indigo, African indigo, Mexican Otomi embroideries, and mud cloth are a welcome compliment to the high-tech lifestyles we lead. We find comfort in the hand-made qualities of these textiles.
African Mud Cloth & Indigo
A few words: African Indigos & mud cloth are rustic cotton strip cloth fabrics that have been known to many a textile collector for the past century. This hand-crafted fabric comprised of narrow strips of cotton cloth has seen a recent surge in popularity due to the hand-loomed and hand-dyed nature of the fabric. In addition, most of these vintage pieces have a lovely rustic appeal. African indigo pieces are not really defined as mud cloth, but the two terms have become synonymous as shoppers have interchanged the words.
Boho Style Fabrics & Accessories
Boho, short for Bohemian, has become a major lifestyle trend. It continues to gain momentum due to the relaxed contrast it provides our busy high tech lives. Boho style incorporates the full range of vintage textiles found in my shop. Mixing multiple global fabrics gives a room or outfit character and history. The nice thing about Boho-style is that anything goes. It's all about creating your own unique take on the look.
Choosing Your Fabric
So which type of vintage hand-crafted fabric is best for you? It all depends on the end-use. Are you going to wear it like a scarf? Use it as a throw? Cut it into a set of DIY pillow covers? Or is it for an upholstery project? I suggest you consider the color and pattern you are attracted to first, then decide what type of fabric weight would work for you, and finally, do you prefer vintage or new?
Design Consultation I am available for advice and suggestions regarding any of your upcoming design or diy projects that require vintage or new fabric. I will personally select your authentic vintage textile pieces if you let me know what your project requires prior to your purchase. You can also look at my blog posts for more information about vintage indigo textiles, African shibori textiles, and trends in fashion fabrics.
Happy shopping and happy sewing!