Customers provide the most inspiration when it comes to repurposing vintage fabrics. I enjoy sharing the creative projects that my lovely customers are kind enough to share with me through the internet. Vintage Guatemalan cloth was hand crafted into a truly one-of-a-kind pillow by Katarina Wikholm. Katarina found my shop on Etsy a couple of months ago. Since then she has repurposed Guatemalan Fabrics and a rose quartz color sarape into home decor treasures. I was more than happy to ship her this incredible piece of Guatemalan fabric from California, USA to Sweden, especially when I get to see what Katarina did with the fabric!
Photo: Katarina Wikholm, Sweden
Morrissey Fabric is proud to supply African mud cloth, vintage African indigo, and vintage African white indigo to many popular pillow makers. It's always exciting to see what these talented hand makers create with the mud cloth and other vintage textiles from the shop. One of my Canadian clients crafted the amazing fringed pillows seen here. I love that she kept the imperfect fringe and pieced a remnant back to the white mud cloth to maximize the yield of the repurposed African mud cloth.
During my past year in business, I've washed, mended, and sold hundreds of vintage African indigo textiles. Seen here is an African indigo selected by Dawn @noodle_jude that she wrapped around a sofa cushion for a lovely eclectic style. She pulled together a room that's got a fresh look and depth of character. The mix of fabrics and textures is casual and fashionable. Dawn was not shy about mixing her global textiles which gives her living room space a personality all it's own.
Chinese Batik cloth is a textile that is very versatile. The indigo blue paste-resist pillows seen here sit snuggly between the white mud cloth pillows. This is another example of mixing fabrics from various global regions. Kristin from Fixxt Collective designed a unique and inviting space and I always look forward to seeing what she will create form my shop fabrics.
African indigo stripes always look fresh, especially when made into a pillow cover or used as upholstery. The comfy soft pillow seen above was crafted by my long-time pal, Elizabeth Pappas at House of Pillows. Elizabeth snatched up this Cote de Ivory vintage mud cloth from the shop and made it into home decor magic.
Photo: House of Pillows
Guatemalan Corte cloth was used to cover the white framed bulletin board in this home office. What an original way to repurpose vintage fabric! The embroidery randa detail divided the board nicely. Carrie Devkar took the time needed to find exactly what she wanted for her project. I was happy to assist by answering questions about colors and textures so Carrie wouldn't be disappointed.
Photo: Carrie Devkar
Vintage African Indigo, also called bogolanfini, makes up into incredible pillow covers. Seen above, Kristin of Fixxt Collective made a stunning one-of-a-kind African indigo pillow using the existing fringe to create a focal point.
Feeling like creating your own textile product? Please check out my Etsy shop for the largest selection.