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Anyone Remember Millefiori Printed Cloth?-about 25 years ago..
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Posted by: AnneLFG Post Reply
12/20/2019, 17:23:33

This has been Bugging Me Badly. Way back- like 25 years ago you could buy Yards of Cotton Fabric that had Millefiori African Trade Beads printed on it! I sure wish I had bought some at the time. It actually was really cool looking, and good detail, as I recall. It came in several different color mixes-

Maybe I should look in the Back of some Old issues of Ornament?

Gotta be so Obscure by now...I don't hold much hope of finding any.

Maybe just confirmation that it existed would placate me for awhile.

Thanks, Anne

Bead lover, collector since Age 15, semi-retired had wholesale/retail bead, folk art, tribal art store Lost and Found Gallery for 25 yrs. in DT Greensboro, NC

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Yes it existed, and I found some on eBay
Re: Anyone Remember Millefiori Printed Cloth?-about 25 years ago.. -- AnneLFG Post Reply Edit Forum Where am I?
Posted by: Rosanna Post Reply
12/20/2019, 22:20:45

I bought it less than ten years ago and can't recall what happened to it. I think I gave it away...maybe the person I gave it to will remember.

Anyway, there is a seller on ebay named spoonflowerfabrics that will custom print fabric for you, so if you can supply a design to them, my guess is that you'll be able to reproduce something that will work for you.

Also - Stefany had some wrapping paper printed with trade beads so maybe she can provide the artwork.



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Probably not the same, but here's some, including African millefiori patterned fabric
Re: Yes it existed, and I found some on eBay -- Rosanna Post Reply Edit Forum Where am I?
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12/21/2019, 03:11:32



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some eye candy
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Posted by: hans Post Reply
12/21/2019, 04:14:07

I have the same pattern, just in green mono color,as a shirt from the eighties. Never worn.

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Re: some eye candy/Cool!
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Posted by: AnneLFG Post Reply
12/21/2019, 12:15:03

Bead lover, collector since Age 15, semi-retired had wholesale/retail bead, folk art, tribal art store Lost and Found Gallery for 25 yrs. in DT Greensboro, NC

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Re: Anyone Remember Millefiori Printed Cloth?-about 25 years ago../Thanks!
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Posted by: AnneLFG Post Reply
12/21/2019, 12:16:07

Bead lover, collector since Age 15, semi-retired had wholesale/retail bead, folk art, tribal art store Lost and Found Gallery for 25 yrs. in DT Greensboro, NC

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Terri Mangat fabric designer
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Posted by: Art Post Reply
12/25/2019, 20:12:15

She designed a couple of fabulous bead prints around 25 years ago. This one has fifteen colors. I got it from her sister at a Rendezvous in trade for beads. I have another one or two somewhere. This one was later printed in Africa in seven colors. The upper fabric in the first picture and the second picture are the African prints, both nice fabrics though not as bright or crisp as the original.

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my bead outfit bought from Abdul...orange colour way-
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Posted by: stefany Post Reply
12/26/2019, 15:24:15

my bead outfit that had loose trousers in the same matching cotton fabric - which i bought from Abdul Touray, at least 10 years ago!

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That it Terrie's design on a different background!
Re: my bead outfit bought from Abdul...orange colour way- -- stefany Post Reply Edit Forum Where am I?
Posted by: Art Post Reply
12/28/2019, 20:56:42

I have quite a few yards of the black fabric



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Re: my bead outfit bought from Abdul...orange colour way-/LOVE!
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Posted by: AnneLFG Post Reply
12/31/2019, 01:56:12

Bead lover, collector since Age 15, semi-retired had wholesale/retail bead, folk art, tribal art store Lost and Found Gallery for 25 yrs. in DT Greensboro, NC

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Re: my bead outfit bought from Abdul...orange colour way-/Groovy!
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Posted by: AnneLFG Post Reply
01/21/2020, 03:07:30

Bead lover, collector since Age 15, semi-retired had wholesale/retail bead, folk art, tribal art store Lost and Found Gallery for 25 yrs. in DT Greensboro, NC

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Re: Terri Mangat fabric designer/Awesome!
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Posted by: AnneLFG Post Reply
12/31/2019, 01:55:20

Bead lover, collector since Age 15, semi-retired had wholesale/retail bead, folk art, tribal art store Lost and Found Gallery for 25 yrs. in DT Greensboro, NC

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Millefiori Printed Fabric
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Posted by: Joyce Post Reply
12/28/2019, 09:22:56

I have a 2 yard piece. For a time some of the traders used it as tablecloth. What a great outfit Stefany has! I have since found a nice long piece from Etsy. Different print, but with chevrons. Keep hunting, you will find some. :)



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Found it!
Re: Anyone Remember Millefiori Printed Cloth?-about 25 years ago.. -- AnneLFG Post Reply Edit Forum Where am I?
Posted by: Rosanna Post Reply
12/31/2019, 12:58:47

Anne,
I did another deep dive into my fabric hoard and found this. I have a one yard piece of 40" width.

If you would like it, I'd be happy to send it along to you if you would kindly cover the postage.

If you don't have my email, please message me through BCN with yours.

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These are so much fun!! Thanks for showing. Never saw them in the 80's in S-E Africa.
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Posted by: karavanserai Post Reply
01/01/2020, 04:38:03

martine

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sorry double post
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Posted by: karavanserai Post Reply
01/01/2020, 04:38:25

martine

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Happy 2020 to you all!
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Posted by: karavanserai Post Reply
01/02/2020, 06:37:57

This is a pic of new year's eve 2019/2020 Congo and the beads are still part of celebrations!

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