Fabric Resource: Bibliography & Acknowledgements
My thanks to Janine Trusello, for bundles of her beloved mother’s fabric swatches, and to Gayle Reeves for the loan of more fabrics than I could easily carry out her door. Thanks to Karen at Ditzy Prints for generously allowing the use of her excellent Fiber Burn Chart. Many thanks to the VFG Presidents since 2007 who have helped me in every way they possibly could, including Carolyn Schreiber, Linda Meiners Warren and Brenda Molina. Brenda has put her all into helping me get the resource onto the present VFG website.
To Jonathan Walford for his expert advice at the outset, and to Claire Schaeffer for her suggestions and ideas, fabric swatches, and the use of definitions from her superb Fabric Sewing Guide.
To all the members of the Vintage Fashion Guild, for their knowledge of, and curiosity about fabrics, which surfaces regularly in the VFG forums.
For having spectacular photographic equipment and knowing how to use it, my most sincere ongoing respect and appreciation to Hoyt Carter.
Finally, my most heartfelt thanks to my husband John Paxson, for his myriad contributions to this—and everything—that I do.
—Maggie Wilds (denisebrain)
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Adan, John McKay, American Fabrics editors. “The first comprehensive collection shown in U.S.A. of the Authentic District Checks.” American Fabrics 10 (1949): 39-58. Print.
American Fabrics Magazine editors. Encyclopedia of Textiles (2nd Edition). Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1972. Print
American Fiber Manufacturers Association / Fiber Economics Bureau. “A Short History of Manufactured Fibers.” Fiber Source, 1997-2012. Web. http://www.fibersource.com/f-tutor/history.htm
Bramlett, Lizzie Adams. “Feedsacks.” Fuzzylizzie Vintage Clothing. Web. http://fuzzylizzie.com/feedsack.html
Cole, George S. A Complete Dictionary of Dry Goods. Chicago: W. B. Conkey Company, 1892. Chest of Books. Web. http://chestofbooks.com/reference/Dictionary-of-Dry-Goods/index.html
Denny, Elizabeth. Textile Fabrics (3rd Edition). Philadelphia and London: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1928. Print.
Dyer, Grace Goldena. Fabrics and How to Know Them. Cambridge, Mass.: The Riverside Press, 1923. Print.
Hardingham, Martin. The Fabric Catalog. New York: Pocket Books, 1978. Print.
Harmuth, Louis. Dictionary of Textiles (2nd Edition). New York: Fairchild Publishing Company, 1920. Print.
Hollen, Norma and Jane Saddler. Modern Textiles. Minneapolis: Burgess Publishing Company, 1952. Print.
House of Tartan. “Reverse Tartan Search.” House of Tartan, 1998-2011. Web. http://www.house-of-tartan.scotland.net/house/reverse.asp
Howe, Lori. “Lace Identification.” Lace Fairy. Web. http://lace.lacefairy.com/Lace/ID/laceID.htm
Humphries, Mary. Fabric Reference (2nd Edition). Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 2000. Print.
—-. Fabric Glossary (2nd Edition). Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 2000. Print.
Kadolph, Sara J. and Anna L. Langford. Textiles (9th Edition). Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 2002. Print.
Kleeberg, Irene Cumming, editor. The Butterick Fabric Handbook: A Consumer’s Guide to Fabrics for Clothing and Home Furnishings. New York: Butterick Publishing, 1975. Print.
Meller, Susan and Joost Elffers. Textile Designs: Two Hundred Years of European and American Patterns Organized by Motif, Style, Color, Layout, and Period. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2002. Print.
Muzzy, Yasmela-Shelly. “The Mystery of Tulle bi Telli.” Gilded Serpent. Web. http://www.gildedserpent.com/cms/2012/02/12/yasmela-shelley-tulle-bi-telli
Montgomery, Florence M. Textiles in America, 1650-1870. New York, London: W. W. Norton & Company, 2007. Print.
Parker, Julie. All About Wool: A Fabric Dictionary and Swatchbook (Fabric Reference Ser.; Vol. 3). Seattle: Rain City Publishing, 1996. Print.
—-. All About Cotton: A Fabric Dictionary and Swatchbook (Fabric Reference Ser.; Vol. 2). Seattle: Rain City Publishing, 1993. Print.
—-. All About Silk: A Fabric Dictionary and Swatchbook (Fabric Reference Ser.; Vol. 1). Seattle: Rain City Publishing, 1992. Print.
Schaeffer, Claire. Fabric Sewing Guide. Cincinnati: Krause Publications, 2008. Print.
The Silk and Rayon Users’ Association Inc. The Silk Book. London: W.S. Cowell Ltd., 1951. Print.
Tortora, Phyllis G. and Robert S. Merkel. Fairchild’s Dictionary of Textiles (7th Edition). New York: Fairchild Publications, 1996. Print.
Texsite. “Multimedia and Internet Guide for International Textile Trade.” Texsite.info, 2006-2008. Web. http://www.texsite.info