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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

REWARD: Round up this horse fabric and name your reward

Imagine my astonishment to find this fabric representing Neolithic cave paintings of horses in a bag of scraps from the thrift shop.

I'VE GOT TO HAVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   
AAARRRGGGHHH!!!!!   WHERE CAN I FIND IT?

A search of equilter turned up nothing even remotely similar.

A search of eBay turned up 655 cotton horse fabrics, and also none like this. 

Now, I am not a horsey girl.  I grew up middle class in the suburbs, and was not in the income level to have regular riding lessons, nor did I have access to any farms or ranches.  My only brief experience with horses was the three days I spent at Camp Luella May in 1961 when I was 11.  The parents DID pay extra for riding lessons.  I pictured myself galloping across the open plains, wind blowing through my hair.  Never mind that there are no open plains in southwestern Ohio.  The reality was three excruciatingly boring half-hours plodding around a ring with the other girls and horses.  After three days I had to be sent home with three separate illnesses (none horse related).  So much for the freedom of the open plains--I didn't even make it to the supervised trail ride at the end of the week.

Not only am I not a horsey girl, I pretty much loathe and detest most horsey fabrics.  You know the ones.  So having to look through 655 of them on eBay was torment.  But I did it because I HAVE TO HAVE THIS FABRIC.

Not a horsey girl--but I AM an enthusiast of the Stone Age.  See previous post about my Perfect Paleolithic Pants.  Not only that, but both of the DDs are going to want something made from this also.  I have one measly scrap, 9" x 18".

So, if you can tell me anything about it--who made it, when, where you got it, were there coordinating fabrics or other color ways, etc.  I would love to know.  If you have some you want to sell, even better.  If you have at least two yards of it I would even be willing to trade for a sewing machine (caveat:  you pay the postage!).

Because, did I mention I HAVE TO HAVE IT?

4 comments:

  1. Did you try http://www.missingfabrics.com/ ?

    I think there is another website to help find fabric, but I can't think of the name right now.

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  2. this is pretty close...http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/1254509

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  3. to the person who wrote to me anonymously: NO WAY am I going to answer an anonymous email! so I hope you see the reply here. Yes, writing a blog takes a lot of time, but it is all in picture taking, image processing, and writing. No programming is required, it is all very user-friendly---and free!

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  4. THEY HAD IT AT HANCOCK FABRICS ABOUT 4-5 YRS AGO IN SOUTHHAVEN MS. I BOUGHT A YARD JUST BECAUSE HORSE PRINTS THAT ARE NOT TOO WESTERN R HARD TO FIND.

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