May 4, 2010Diamondhead Fabrics! Soooo Retro!
By Sara In AZ
I don’t know about y’all, but I am crazy about fabric! Especially Bark Cloth fabric! I recently came across Diamondhead Fabrics, a company that carries a lot of the fabric designs made by Big Kahuna– and it also seems to carry some other manufacturers as well. Big Kahuna has some really terrific retro/atomic prints – and I can vouch for the quality of their fabric, it is really nice thick, heavyweight Bark Cloth. I really like the aspect of being able to buy this fabric new because I have been sorely disappointed in the past with some of my vintage Bark Cloth falling to pieces from dry rot or other problems. And then there is always the problem of ‘do you really have enough for the project you want to accomplish’. Well, with Diamondhead Fabrics all you have to do is place a minimum order for 2 yards and you can decide how much to get. And get this – all of the Bark Cloth I was looking at was priced at $15.95 a yard w/free shipping!!! I know I have seen some other “new” Bark Cloth cost as much as $40 a yard, even more sometimes. Not all of the cloth featured on the Diamondhead site was Bark Cloth – but all of the cloth I have featured below is Bark Cloth.
Check out the awesome “Jetson” pattern in different colors! I can just picture some plinch pleats in these.
And here is a modern type print on Bark Cloth. This one is also made by Big Kahuna. This print comes in Chocolate and Black colors as well.
And here is a tropical Bark Cloth print from Big Kahuna. They have more prints that they show on the Big Kahuna website, but you cannot buy anything from Big Kahuna, as they do not sell to retail customers. You will need to go through Diamondhead Fabrics for all of your purchases. Diamomondhead also shows more tropical patterns on their site, but not all of them were Bark Cloth.
I don’t know about y’all, but I may have to think about making an order soon!