Barkcloth & Vintage Textiles

Fabulous Colourful Barkcloth
Fabulous Colourful Barkcloth

Tropicals, Florals, Geometrics!  Popular thru the 1930’s, 40’s & 50’s  ~  the vivid colour combinations and bold patterns are still popular today.

Fantastic Barkcloth Selection
Fantastic Barkcloth Selection

If there were ever a Barkcloth Queen title, with a selection like this I am sure she would take the crown!  I love this booth at the Portland Antiques Show and Margaret Meier is the expert. (see previous post on the show)

Yet More Barkcloth
Yet More Barkcloth

Vintage ticking… (yes ticking — not like our North American singular colour variety – the French make this beautiful and colourful)

Vintage French ticking
Vintage French ticking

Vintage French Linen Teatowels… I saw other booths that had made these into fabulous pillows.

Vintage French Linen Teatowels
Vintage French Linen Teatowels

More Linen
More Linen ~ Flour Sacks


  1. This all looks beautiful. I’d love to see the pillows made from the teatowels!
    This is my 1st time on your blog. I had typed in “blog on barkcloth” & yours was on the 1st pg. of results. So, I have a favor to ask…I love vintage (and new) fabrics,but still have a hard time knowing what’s what. I recently found some curtains that I think (and hope) are barkcloth. Would it be possible at all for you to look at a few pics & give me your opinion? I’d really appreciate your help & your time. I hope to hear from you soon,

    1. Hi Suzanne,
      Thank you for your email, I apoligize for the long delay in my reply, I have been overseas for the past few weeks. I would be happy to try to help by looking at your photos, while I have some general knowledge, I certainly do not consider myself an expert! I also promise to look through my photos to see if any of them have the pillows made from the linen teatowels for you. Please email cheers, Sue

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