Our nubby bark cloth is an upholstery cloth reminescent of the retro fabrics
that sat piled up high on the tables in the sewing department at the local
five and dime. I was always eye-level to it holding on to my mom's hand as she
shopped. It's the type of fabric one would see on rattan furniture in
tropical places like South Beach in Miami in the 40's and 50's. I know I was
there. Abrasion testing for the upholstery bark cloth has indicated it to have
met and passed the industry standard of a
9000 wire screen double rub test. Use it for drapes,
bedspreads and upholstering furniture.
Bark Crepe fabric can be used in the same way. It differs in the texture, whereas
nubby bark cloth has been weaved with twisted threads the untwisted threads of the
bark crepe makes it look more contemporary since it's smoother. Both are cotton 57"
wide and share the same lush vintage floral and atomic patterns.
1) What is the weight of the fabric?
(Thread Count, Denier)
CD10XCD5/52X40 Bark Crepe
2) Is the fabric colorfast? Can it be washed? If so what type of washing can
it have? Are there washing Instructions?
Can be washed - reactive dyestuff printing
Cold water wash - no bleach detergent
3) Is it a pre-shrunk fabric?
Gas Singed Bleached mercerized Precured (don't know what this means)
4) Does it have any fire retardant on it for commercial use?
Water repellent sanforized
5) If this a woven or printed fabric?
Woven fabric with a printed design.
(It does not feel like the print is sitting on top.)
The cotton twill is much smoother and feels like a heavy cotton. Folks use this for
upholstery as well. Due to limited space I don't keep a lot in stock but more
is available should you be looking. Ask, I can alwys send photos.
Non-Upholstery barkcloth is a cotton dobby weave. It feels like a soft linen and drapes
wonderously therefore is the perfect application for curtains. Sometimes it gets printed on
a 44" width, sometimes on 57" width, occasionally on both.
Our cotton apparel fabric and rayon fabric both make lovely clothing and the cotton
apparel fabric is also a favorite choice for light weight curtains aloha shirts and crafting projects.
Some of our specialty fabrics include a Hawaiian fleece which is a light weight version
and makes a very cozy lap blanket or shawl. We also have some weaved fabric that
is a burlap style and various widths of cotton canvas.
Laundering: Most all of our fabric is cotton and should be machine washed in cold water and line dried.
No need to dry clean but you should wash it prior to sewing to set shrinkage. I give
my new fabric to my husband who has no regard for mixing colors, heat setting or
wash cycles and this assures that it will do all the shrinking it intends to do.
If your fabric has been custom cut for you I prefer you keep it. I'm having a
tough enough time finding space to put the end cuts off the fabric bolts. If you're
experiencing buyer's remorse each time you look at the fabric and it's not longer than a week,
by all means call me and we can work something out.
So what's with
the dog paws? Upon mouse over read some of the feed back we've received from other
wonderful customers. We always appreciate a comment and a photo of your finished project..