The Colonial Williamsburg Collection of decorative fabrics is part of Waverly's Age of Exploration Collection. These elegant fabrics were adapted from the 18th century archives of colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. The Colonial Williamsburg fabrics combine these timeless designs with contemporary color schemes to produce fabric of enduring charm.
The motifs found in these fabrics were drawn from architecture, textiles, wallpaper, books, costumes and ladies' fashions from the 18th century. The wide spectrum from which these fabric designs are taken means that there is something for virtually any type of decor.
The elegance of the Colonial Williamsburg Collection of fabrics is an ideal companion to libraries, studies and well appointed offices. Dens, dining rooms, family rooms, foyers and living rooms become much more appealing with these decorator fabrics.
The uses for our Colonial Williamsburg Collection include curtains and draperies, slipcovers, decorative pillows, bedspreads and table covers. For the more inventive, these fabrics are light enough to be incorporated into garments and fashion accessories.
Maintaining Your Colonial Williamsburg Collection Fabrics
Colonial Williamsburg Collection fabrics can be kept looking new for years with vacuuming or light brushing on a weekly basis. These measures guard against the accumulation dust and soil and to prevent dirt from becoming embedded between the fibers. Also remember to rotate and turn your cushions weekly to prevent uneven wear. This will also balance the fabric's exposure to sunlight.
Do not place newspapers directly on these designer fabrics because the ink can cause permanent stains. Dyes, corrosives, acids, paints, inks, nail polish and chemical-based removers should not be used in the vicinity of your Colonial Williamsburg Collection fabrics.
Upholstered furniture should be kept out of direct sunlight to protect it from fading.
Cleaning Your Colonial Williamsburg Collection Fabrics
Gently blot up stains as quickly as possible with a clean, white towel being careful not to rub the fabric. If the substance spilled is thick (i.e. mud, candle wax, etc.), allow time for it to dry before prying it off and brushing away the residue. Prompt attention to stains increases success in removing them. Even stain-resistant finishes such as scotch-guard offer only temporary protection. Periodic cleaning by professional cleaners will maximize the lifespan of your Colonial Williamsburg Collection fabrics.
Our Colonial Williamsburg Collection fabrics are not intended for machine washing. These designer fabrics should be dry cleaned only.
What You Should Know about Stain Repellants
The stain repellants our Colonial Williamsburg Collection fabrics are treated with form protective barriers around the fibers. Therefore, most liquid spills will bead up on the surface of the fabric for easy blotting before it sets in to stain the fabric. However, a fabric's stain repellant properties do not make it waterproof. Keep in mind that the effectiveness of a stain repellant will deteriorate with the wear and abrasion caused by normal use.
Storing Your Colonial Williamsburg Collection Fabrics
If you are going to store your Colonial Williamsburg Collection fabrics for any period of time, be sure to have them properly laundered first to prevent dust, soil and stains from attracting critters. Furthermore, avoid storing these fabrics in attics, basements and other places are vulnerable to mold, mildew, insects and other threats. The best storage location is a cool, dry room. If using a closet, make sure there is sufficient air circulation to prevent mold growth. Always store your fabrics out of direct sunlight.
Your Colonial Williamsburg Collection fabrics can be stored in bags of linen, cotton or muslin. Do not use plastic bags, cedar chests or cardboard boxes for storage. Fumes from polyurethane foam, cedar closets and acids in unvarnished wood and cardboard can damage your decorative fabrics. Acid free tissue paper can also be employed.
If possible, store your retro upholstery fabrics on a roll rather than folding them to prevent difficult creases from forming. If folding the fabric is your only option, try to air the fabric out and refold it regularly to prevent permanent creasing.
* The above information is intended to aid our customers in their fabric projects. These suggestions are based on manufacturer's recommendations and customer insights. The above statements are NOT intended to be understood as unequivocal or applicable to every circumstance. Therefore, J&O Fabrics is not responsible for the results of the implementation of these cleaning methods.