|a retro inspired cloth from Tonic Living|
Photo: kathleenrosescollectionBarkcloth, the kind your Grandma had, is a much different animal. It's a nubbly material made of cotton and usually depicting scenes, "atomic" geometric shapes and boomerangs, or florals of the tropical sort. It's the kind that made the backs of your legs itch a little.
Folly and Glee create the hippest of lampshades from the cloth...
And then there's Etsy. Plug "Barkcloth" into that search and you'll never want to leave.
A drapery panel of vintage barkcloth can go for hundreds, and as you can see, even cuttings or remnants of the great stuff are valuable. So next time you see tubs upon tubs of fabrics at a yard sale, take a moment. You might be glad you did.