While going through my old paper files to donate to the Quilt Research Center at the University of Nebraska Libraries I came across a "tear sheet" from Quilters Newsletter in 2002.
I wrote a series about reproduction prints back when they were fairly new to the market. This one is about French Indiennes, the style of print we might call French Provincial. Other names are foulards and mignonettes.
I hope you can read the text.
But if nothing else enjoy the pictures.
I d been to France and checked out the French Provincial fabric situation
(About 20 years ago)
I coordinated these articles with a book
America's Printed Fabrics: 1790-1890,
published in 1994.
Repro prints from the book
It's still available from C&T Publishing.
as a print on demand edition---looks like a book, reads like a book, etc.
but they don't print it till you order it.
Five years ago I did an online reprise with the prints available then:
Here's one from Bettina Havig's stash of repro prints.
The problem with publishing about reproduction prints is that they eventually
become antiques themselves.
Are there any good Indiennes in the quilt shops now?