collecting vintage tablecloth, collecting vintage table cloth, vintage linen collector, Mangle, Christmas Cloth, Birthday Cloth, Picnic Cloth, BBQ Cloth, collecting old tablecloth, vintage kitchen linens
Copyright © 2017, Vintage Tablecloth Lovers Club.  All rights reserved. No part of this website may be reproduced or used in any form or by any means without written permission of the author or group. Website by North Country Website Design.
Site Map | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | YouTube Our obsession has been diagnosed!! - Tactile Textile Disorder (TTD):  A little known syndrome characterized by the uncontrollable urges to acquire and hoard vintage tablecloths, tea towels, hankies, and other textiles for the purpose of petting them. Left untreated, TTD leads to full blown Textilosis (our disease), an all-consuming love of vintage tablecloths and textiles. In addition to hoarding and petting, victims of textilosis display other chronic symptoms and behaviors, such as forming online support groups, writing and reading books and articles about the objects of their obsession, festooning their homes with tablecloths, spending inordinate amounts on stain removal products, openly dealing in textiles and even traveling to fraternize with other addicts under the guise of conventions. Happily, there is no cure! - By Clare Dunn

Glossary of Textile Terms & Acronyms

Appliqué

A cloth ornamentation that is laid upon and applied, usually via small stitches, to another textile medium.

Bark Cloth

A medium weight fabric with a rough surface which resembles the bark of a tree. Used extensively for draperies in the 1940's and 1950's Aniline Dyes- Chemical dyes (as opposed to vegetable ones) derived from coal tar. These were developed for use in the late 1850s.

CHP

California Hand Prints

Crash

A linen cotton or cotton mix suitable for kitchen towels. Better grades with softer feel and higher thread counts are used for tablecloths.

Damask

A fabric of silk, rayon, and cotton or other combinations of fibers woven in jacquard weave with reversible flat designs.

Dyestuff

Dyes used for printing color on textiles.

Embroidery

Ornamental needlework done on the fabric itself.

EUC

Excellent Used Condition

Fugitive

An unstable dye that tends to run, fade, or change colors.

Ghost Fabric

A textile that contained a fugitive dye, leaving no color or only a little color. This condition is most often seen in some red and green dyes as well as pinks and blues from the 1850 to the 1930s.

GUC

Good or Gently Used Condition

Homespun

A very coarse, rough linen, wool, or cotton or man made fiber or blend in varied colors, generally in a plain weave.

HTF

Hard To Find

IOB

In Original Box

ISO

In Search Of

Linen

This is the strongest of the vegetable fibers and has 2 to 3 times the strength of cotton. It is made from flax, a bast fiber taken from the stalk of the plant. The luster is from the natural wax content. Creamy white to light tan, this fiber can be easily dyed and the color does not fade when washed. Linen does wrinkle easily. Madder- A shrubby herb grown for the dyeing properties of its root. Madder is the basic colorant for Turkey red and the coppery brows of the late 1800s.

Mercerization

Originally developed by John Mercer about 1850, the process was forgotten until 1890 when the idea was patented. It is a process that gives an increase in flexibility, strength, and luster to cotton tablecloths. Advertised on tablecloths produced between 1920- 1940.

MCM

Mid Century Modern is an architectural, interior, product and graphic design that describes mid-20th century developments in modern design, architecture and urban development from roughly 1933 to 1965.

MIB

Mint in Box

MIOB

Mint In Original Box

MIP

Mint In Package

ML

Marlene Linens

MWOT

Mint With Out Tag

MWT

Mint With Tag

Mordant

A chemical agent that fixes a dyestuff to a fiber.

NRFB

Never Removed From Box

NIB

New In Box

NIP

New In Package

NOS

New Old Stock

NWOT

New With Out Tag

NWT

New With Tag

OOAK

One Of A Kind

Over dyed/Over printed

A tablecloth that was vat dyed in two different baths, or stamped first with one color then stamped or overprinted with another to create a third color.

Plush

A heavy-pile fabric with a deeper pile than velvet or velour.

Rayon

Made from cellulose, has many of the qualities of cotton, a n natural cellulose fiber. Rayon is strong, extremely absorbent, comes in a variety of qualities and weights, and can be made to resemble natural fabrics. Rayon does not melt but burns at high temperatures. The word "Rayon" is a man-made word. Kenneth Lord, Sr., coined the phrase in 1924 during and industry sponsored contest to find a name for what was known as artificial silk. Sailcloth- A generic name for fabrics used for sails. It is usually made of cotton, linen, jute, or nylon and is a heavy, almost canvas-feeling fabric. Favorite fabric of both Wilendur and Startex.

Sanforized

Trade name of a process for shrinkage control. Residual shrinkage of not over 1 percent guaranteed. Developed in the 1950s and advertised on some tablecloth tags during that time.

Tapestry

A jacquard woven fabric in cotton, wool, or man-made fibers. The design is woven in by means of colored filling yarns. On the back, shaded stripes identify this fabric.

Turkey Red

A specific shade of red produced from the madder plant. The technique involved placing fabric in an oil bath. A colorfast dye, it was first developed in Turkey. Turkey red can fade to pink with use.

Velour

A smooth, closely woven pile fabric usually of cotton, wool, or man-made fibers, it is heavier than velvet.

Velvet

Silk, rayon, nylon or acrylic cut pile fabric.

VHTF

Very Hard To Find

VTG

Vintage
Cactus Cloth Table Cover which is a kitchen collectables, tablecloth collection, tablecloth collectors, collecting linen tablecloth, old tablecloth collector.
Click here for aPrinter-FriendlyVersion of this Page
Copyright © 2017, Vintage Tablecloth Lovers Club.  All rights reserved. No part of this website may be reproduced or used in any form or by any means without written permission of the author or group. Website by North Country Website Design.
Wilendure, Tablecloth, California Hand Print, table cloth, Vintage Christmas, Floral Tablecloth, Print Tablecloth, America
Sitemap | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | YouTube
Vintage Tablecloth Lovers Club
Making the world a cozier place…one table at a time

Glossary of Textile

Terms & Acronyms

Appliqué

A cloth ornamentation that is laid upon and applied, usually via small stitches, to another textile medium.

Bark Cloth

A medium weight fabric with a rough surface which resembles the bark of a tree. Used extensively for draperies in the 1940's and 1950's Aniline Dyes- Chemical dyes (as opposed to vegetable ones) derived from coal tar. These were developed for use in the late 1850s.

CHP

California Hand Prints

Crash

A linen cotton or cotton mix suitable for kitchen towels. Better grades with softer feel and higher thread counts are used for tablecloths.

Damask

A fabric of silk, rayon, and cotton or other combinations of fibers woven in jacquard weave with reversible flat designs.

Dyestuff

Dyes used for printing color on textiles.

Embroidery

Ornamental needlework done on the fabric itself.

EUC

Excellent Used Condition

Fugitive

An unstable dye that tends to run, fade, or change colors.

Ghost Fabric

A textile that contained a fugitive dye, leaving no color or only a little color. This condition is most often seen in some red and green dyes as well as pinks and blues from the 1850 to the 1930s.

GUC

Good or Gently Used Condition

Homespun

A very coarse, rough linen, wool, or cotton or man made fiber or blend in varied colors, generally in a plain weave.

HTF

Hard To Find

IOB

In Original Box

ISO

In Search Of

Linen

This is the strongest of the vegetable fibers and has 2 to 3 times the strength of cotton. It is made from flax, a bast fiber taken from the stalk of the plant. The luster is from the natural wax content. Creamy white to light tan, this fiber can be easily dyed and the color does not fade when washed. Linen does wrinkle easily. Madder- A shrubby herb grown for the dyeing properties of its root. Madder is the basic colorant for Turkey red and the coppery brows of the late 1800s.

Mercerization

Originally developed by John Mercer about 1850, the process was forgotten until 1890 when the idea was patented. It is a process that gives an increase in flexibility, strength, and luster to cotton tablecloths. Advertised on tablecloths produced between 1920- 1940.

MCM

Mid Century Modern is an architectural, interior, product and graphic design that describes mid-20th century developments in modern design, architecture and urban development from roughly 1933 to 1965.

MIB

Mint in Box

MIOB

Mint In Original Box

MIP

Mint In Package

ML

Marlene Linens

MWOT

Mint With Out Tag

MWT

Mint With Tag

Mordant

A chemical agent that fixes a dyestuff to a fiber.

NRFB

Never Removed From Box

NIB

New In Box

NIP

New In Package

NOS

New Old Stock

NWOT

New With Out Tag

NWT

New With Tag

OOAK

One Of A Kind

Over dyed/Over printed

A tablecloth that was vat dyed in two different baths, or stamped first with one color then stamped or overprinted with another to create a third color.

Plush

A heavy-pile fabric with a deeper pile than velvet or velour.

Rayon

Made from cellulose, has many of the qualities of cotton, a n natural cellulose fiber. Rayon is strong, extremely absorbent, comes in a variety of qualities and weights, and can be made to resemble natural fabrics. Rayon does not melt but burns at high temperatures. The word "Rayon" is a man-made word. Kenneth Lord, Sr., coined the phrase in 1924 during and industry sponsored contest to find a name for what was known as artificial silk. Sailcloth- A generic name for fabrics used for sails. It is usually made of cotton, linen, jute, or nylon and is a heavy, almost canvas-feeling fabric. Favorite fabric of both Wilendur and Startex.

Sanforized

Trade name of a process for shrinkage control. Residual shrinkage of not over 1 percent guaranteed. Developed in the 1950s and advertised on some tablecloth tags during that time.

Tapestry

A jacquard woven fabric in cotton, wool, or man-made fibers. The design is woven in by means of colored filling yarns. On the back, shaded stripes identify this fabric.

Turkey Red

A specific shade of red produced from the madder plant. The technique involved placing fabric in an oil bath. A colorfast dye, it was first developed in Turkey. Turkey red can fade to pink with use.

Velour

A smooth, closely woven pile fabric usually of cotton, wool, or man-made fibers, it is heavier than velvet.

Velvet

Silk, rayon, nylon or acrylic cut pile fabric.

VHTF

Very Hard To Find

VTG

Vintage
Click here for aPrinter-FriendlyVersion of this Page