Handwoven Hemp-Cotton Ticking
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 a variety of checks, warp and weft stripes. These are all in a pleasing combination of cream with taupe colored hemp yarns. 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 cotton yarns are most likely millspun commercial cotton. The fabric dates from the 1940s 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.
We sell this fabric in 1 yard lengths and it is approximately 16″ wide. Note that we have a few yards of each pattern only but all patterns go together well. Limited quantities available.