Did you ever do something that you knew you shouldn't do, but in a moment of temporary insanity, did it anyway?
That's how a perfectly good piece of barkcloth ended up looking like this.
So sad and so stupid on my part.
Here's the complete tale of this tragedy.
I went to two sales on Saturday and came home with a few treasures.
I found these Suntimer sunglasses, likely from the 1950s-60s, at sale no. 1 for $2. Not bad, because just about everything else at this sale was way overpriced, and because on Etsy, this brand can sell for up to $150.
Then at sale no. 2, I found a few pieces of vintage fabric, including the barkcloth. In my haste to get everything clean, I threw all the pieces in the washing machine. The barkcloth must have exploded, leaving all kinds of residue behind. So let that be a lesson to you. Barkcloth + washing machine = very bad.
Luckily, the other piece of fabric, 2 yards of vintage Sundour fabric, was OK (after i picked off the barkcloth fibers).
Also surviving just fine was a funny little gnome patterned tablecloth.
Luckily, I didn't throw the 1943 McCalls Needlecraft magazine in the wash either.
So I was able to see how it still relates to current events.
And now much better our lives would be if we still wore hats.