My recent estate sale forays led me to a fabulous find — the very first issue of American Fabrics, a quarterly publication which charted trends and developments in the post-war American textile industry.
This oversized folio perfect-bound book is filled with interesting articles and spectacular ads from 1946. From cover to cover, this 160-page magazine is simply wonderful.
Inside you'll find an original letter from the publisher, several tipped on full-color plates, a tissue paper insert with real fabric swatches, a key to color harmonies, and so much more. Have a look . . .
Here are some of the magazine's editorial pages . . .
This key to color harmonies is really interesting . . .
And the ads in this publication are equally as fascinating . . .
If you are a fan of fabric, fashion, or the 1940s, this magazine is for you! You can find its listing in my Etsy shop here.