Outback Wife Elaine Pink on Cream Dressmaking Gertrude Made Ella Blue Barkcloth Cotton Fabric per half metre.
Outback Wife is the debut collection of Cathi Bessell-Browne, the hands and heart behind Gertrude Made. Each fabric has been a labour of love and they have taken more than a year to complete.
Inspired by the beautiful floral barkcloth fabrics of the 1940s and 1950s, each detail of this collection has been meticulously and sincerely considered to create a range with an authentic vintage voice. The stunning hand-painted floral designs printed on an exclusive cotton barkcloth base, tell the story of four Australian rural women. Outback Wife is an ode to the strength, passion and courage of rural women across Australia.
Barkcloth is one of the oldest known “fabrics” and was originally made by soaking the inner bark of trees until they were able to be beaten together to form a sheet. Over time, barkcloth evolved to be made of mostly cotton instead of tree fibers but the cotton is woven in a way to still resemble the rough texture of old barkcloth. This newer version was typically used in home furnishings, such as curtains, drapery, upholstery, and slipcovers, but has also been used to make dresses and accessories.
Available Per Half Metre and Per Metre. £14 per Half Metre / £28 per metre. 100% Cotton. Multiples will be cut in a single continuous length piece.
Dimensions: 1 x Half Metre: 150cm (59/60") x 50cm (approximately) 1 x Metre: 150cm (59/60") x 100cm (approximately)
Approximately 150cm wide (ie. if the width is 150cm by 1 metre it is 150cm x 100cm). Fabric is warehoused in a smoke free environment.
Perfect weight for making garments, bags and accessories.
This is a medium weight cotton barkcloth fabric and is heavier than our quilting cottons but can still be used for many of the same things such as dressmaking, soft furnishings, cushions and bags, this barkcloth printed fabric is a quirky and fun print to add to your collection.
Ideal for quilting, making accessories and similar projects, this 100% cotton printed fabric is a quirky and fun print to add to your collection.
Please note that, although every effort is made to show my items accurately, I cannot guarantee every computer monitor will accurately depict the actual colour of the fabric. Please contact me with any questions about the colour.