Reproduction fabrics of 1750-1950
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Margo's Finds La Spire 1849

Designs from my 1849 Laines book. Authentic in coloration and scale.

Prussian Blue designs of the 1830-1860s often featured ombres overprinted with scrolls (small to large), bubbles and florals. The popular color combination of Prussian Blue with buff through chocolate was achieved via a simple printing process. The dye was very stable to both light and washing but changed when exposed to alkaline. A printer could dye the entire design with Prussian Blue and then as a second step, overprinted with an alkali paste. The overprinted (bleached out) portion ranged from buff to a deep chocolate brown

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