Sunday, March 20, 2011

Tobacco Cloth

Early American window treatments were rarely lined, simple in design and easy to prepare, more necessity than decoration in most cases; if used at all, or a combination of the two. Hung on iron, wooden rods, or heavy twine, a simple tieback or drawing back of the curtain was common during the day. It wasn't uncommon for the window coverings to be shorter, narrower, wider or longer than the actual window to achieve the desired look or functionality. With all of these things in mind, there are many who nowadays have chosen to reproduce a two colored figured woven fabric popular in the 1770's as the perfect companion for our bedding line. Adapting the same basic practices and styles for homes of modest means of the mid 18th and early 19th centuries, we hope that many will embrace the reproduction of early American inspired window coverings.

You an also find tobacco cloth (real) but not from back in colonial times for sale. It's time for me to get a few panels or even just the cloth so I can make my own curtains.

Tracy - Simple Living
My love of vintage goods, antiques
and handmade primitives!