Vintage fabric find: Abstract woodland barkcloth

December 12, 2013 at 8:09 am 5 comments

I’m so excited about this fabric I had to take photos before I’d even had a chance to launder it! It’s a 1950s barkcloth with a lovely warm grey background and abstract woodland scenery with highlights in light turquoise, chartreuse and an orangey red. This picture shows almost the full width of the fabric.

Abstract woodland barkcloth

On the left is a waterfall and river scene with a very large butterfly and forest bordering a lake and mountain.

Abstract woodland barkcloth

On the right is another woodland area with deer and fish in a lake… and an owl atop a tree that I didn’t even notice until I saw this photo on screen!

Abstract woodland barkcloth


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  • 1. rlawilliams  |  December 12, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    Absolutely LOVE this print! The mark-making is great and I like how the Grey background sets off the vivid foreground imagery. Superb. Thank you for sharing!

    • 2. touchwooddesign  |  December 13, 2013 at 6:31 am

      My pleasure… Collecting pieces like this has become a bit of an addiction!

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  • 4. Mark  |  May 12, 2014 at 11:28 am

    Where did you get this fabric? I have an old curtain in this fabric, except the background color is yellow. I have also seen it with a black background.

    • 5. touchwooddesign  |  May 12, 2014 at 6:17 pm

      Hi Mark, I got it from a friend in the US. I like the sound of the other colourways.


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