Here’s another treasure: handwoven hemp-cotton ticking. This is a heavy, durable fabric that was used to make mattresses and cushions, grain sacks and woven to last for generations. The weaver skillfully designed weft and warp stripes to make an asymmetrical gingham pattern that is rustic and charming. The fabric has a textured seersucker-like ripple from the two different fibers. All of the hemp in this fabric is grown without pesticides and processed, spun and woven by hand. The fabric dates from the 1950s to the 1970s.
This fabric would be fantastic for a substantial table runner, placemats, or for cushion covers. This fabric is from vintage stock and no longer produced. It may have minor weaving imperfections, small marks or stains or other signs of long storage.
The fabric is sold in 1 yard lengths and is approximately 16″ wide. Limited quantities available.