Online Catalogue of Historic Fabric Swatches

Plain Weave, Cotton, Manufactured in France, 1895. 

Plain Weave, Cotton, Manufactured in France, 1895. 

Wow, just wow! The good people at the Design Center at Philadelphia University have catalogued thousands of images of historic fabrics from their textile collection. These swatches,manufactured all over the world, can be viewed online along with information about their weave structures and fiber content. This site has become my new morning indulgence. See for yourself