Sunday, April 22, 2007


I bought some new upholstery weight Hawaiian print barkcloth last week to recover the dinning room chairs. Barkcloth is is a heavy textured cotton fabric that resembles traditional KAPA - a fabric found in ancient Hawai`i made of beaten mulberry bark, or "wauke". I love the 13 colored dots that run along the SELVEDGE. These dots are numbered and represent each color used in the print - a color key if you will. That means this fabric has been SCREENPRINTED with 13 separate screens. That's a whole lotta screens considering this fabric was only $8.95 a yard. Barganza! Stay tuned to see how the finished product turns out.

1 comment:

baffle said...

I've always had a fascination with selvedge (too)!

The print on your new fabric for the chairs is ultrafabulous.
You will be dining in true aloha- style.