Vintage Upholstery Fabric - Cotton Mohair Blend by Goodall - Pink Gray Floral 48 Inch Width - 1940s 50s Yardage BTY Hollywood Regency Decor

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This upholstery fabric is a cotton-mohair-rayon blend made by Goodall Fabrics of Sanford, Maine. The pink and gray floral pattern is typical of post-World War II decor in America. Plain weave, good sturdy weight for furniture upholstery, pillows and curtains.

Goodall was founded in the 19th century and by the 1910s their 'Palm Beach' fabric, a lightweight, washable wool blend, was used widely for summer suits. After World War II, the firm hired many top designers in the field including Alexander Girard, Tammis Keefe, Pipsan Saarinen-Swanson, Dorothy Liebes and others to revitalize their line of furnishing fabrics. Goodall textiles were featured in several exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art in the 1940s and '50s and can today be found in the collections at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum and others.

A word about the cotton-mohair blend, because it is not something one generally sees: at first, I thought this fabric was just a coarse cotton, but the mohair gives it a little more heft. After washing (cool water, gentle detergent), the fabric cleans up nicely, but definitely gets a little itchier. I would not recommend this for use in anything that you will be touching a lot. Perfect for curtains; fine for furniture upholstery and pillows but maybe not for your everyday lounging spot.

This listing is for one yard--I haven't yet unfurled the whole roll, but I'm confident there are at least 10 yards, maybe closer to 20. The fabric will be sent folded unless otherwise requested.

If you are ordering multiple yards, the shipping charge might come up pretty high, but I will refund any overages of more than $1.

Measures 48 inches wide from selvage to selvage. The second image shows the full width. The repeat is about 18 1/2 inches high.

Overall condition is very good, with no tears or holes--unused and still on the original bolt. There is a little bit of yellowing along the selvages--you may want to wash the fabric before use. In the last image you can see the slight difference that washing makes--the washed is on the right, unwashed on the left.

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