Since I am working on some church textiles just now, I have been surrounded by silk fabrics and thread for some weeks.
I also subscribe to a few mailing lists on the topic of church textiles, and a few weeks back, someone posted links to some old out-of-print books about liturgical art. The books have been converted to pdf-files. Below is a page from one of them. It was originally printed in 1939, but the excerp below is from a reprint right after WW2, where the author needed to add the following:
The chapter ends rather abruptly, as there is a mix-up of the book pages in the pdf file, and the next page is lost. You can find the whole document here .
It is hard to think this was written no more than 65 years ago. Just for comparison, – I wonder how many of today’s quilters who have thought about what it would be like if fabric supply as we know it were to come to an end?
What utter hopelessness.