Dating fabrics by eileen trestain
The author thought out the book really well, like having a hardcover/spiral bound book so it's durable and can stay open flat.The colors are great, and all of the prints are reproduced in their *actual size* -- what you see is what it actually looks like!This should appeal to quilt show visitors, fabric collectors, and quilt and vintage clothing collectors and is an essential purchase for textile collections and large public libraries. There are many books out with beautiful color prints of quilts from various eras but until now we couldn't examine an extensive collection of fabrics.Dating Fabrics: A Color Guide 1800-1960 offers this opportunity by organizing hundreds of fabric swatches by period. Clues in the Calico: A Guide to Identifying and Dating Antique Quilts. Thus, this dye can help to both identify both the date and location in which a quilt was made.
There, Eileen worked as a floral designer where her specialty was silk floral design. She was invited to assist in research for a local living history museum.
At the age of 10, her grandmother introduced her to quilting and the beauty of flowers. Always creative, Eileen has used many avenues of artistic expression.
Eileen was interested in the history of quilting, and the ties it made between her family generations.
Eileen Jahnke Trestain was raised in a small town near Grand Rapids, Michigan.
As a child, she already showed interest in art and creative design. In fact, that segment of the Victorian period is often referred to as “the brown years” because of the prominence of browns in paints and fabrics.