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Early October my sister and I set out on a short road trip to A Piece of Cloth in Fyansford, Victoria (a suburb of Geelong - and about an hour from Melbourne CBD by car). A Piece of Cloth is a vintage and antique textile sourcing business with fabrics and quilt tops sourced internationally and for sale directly from the studio or online.
Our visit to the studio was very interesting and the store owner was knowledgeable and informative; happy to share all that she knew about the history of feedsack fabric and their use over the many decades. I picked up a very nice selection of vintage fabrics in various sizes.
*the bottom fabric (floral fabricwith blue background) is also a "new to my stash" feedsack fabric, but was purchased from an Etsy store.
My favorite purchases from our day trip are these gorgeous blue prints, they're so unique and despite their age the colors are still vibrant. Some of my fabrics needed a wash (and some a long soaking) but all have survived my challenging cleaning regime and are now ready for use. We had such a great day that I am sure we will venture out to A Piece of Cloth again.
Completely unrelated to our day trip and purchased from LittleTeaWagon (Etsy Store) are these vintage pillowcases. Again these are in great condition (perhaps the colors are gently faded), arrived freshly laundered, and ready for some sewing action.