This is an unusual request, and I will post it on Twitter too, but hey, you don't ask you don't get, right?
I have this fabric that I love that I use as part of my display at shows:
If you've been hanging around here long enough you'll know circles are my favourite shape. I adore them. And when I found this fabric in Ikea a few years back, I couldn't help but buy a couple of metres. And now that I want more, they've discontinued it.
It's a white velvet devore fabric, which means the circles are created using a type of chemical burning out process (it might not be genuine devore but that's the name of this effect). So the background is velvet and the circles are polyester. The fabric is a cotton/poly blend and is wonderfully drapey yet solid.
The circles aren't huge - they're roughly 3cm/2.5in in diameter and that organic look is pretty distinctive. The fabric comes in a width of 145cm/56in.
I am kicking myself for not buying more of it when I could, and it has been a few years since I've seen it on their shelves. I always keep my eyes open whenever I'm fabric searching but to no avail so far. Some must exist somewhere, or something very much like it. Plain white fabric just doesn't have the same effect.
It's a long shot, but I'm hoping that if I can get my request out far enough, I may find someone with this fabric in their stash that they'd be willing to sell to me. Or, I may find a white fabric with a similar circle pattern (printed or embroidered may work, depending) that would co-ordinate with this fabric. I need as much as I can get my hands on.
Would you be willing to help me? Could you suggest somewhere where I can post this image and request? Do you know of a company who produces a similar fabric? I would appreciate all and any help!
ETA/ the thought of doing the devore myself has crossed my mind, and I have ordered some samples from Whaleys too see they stock anything close to what I've got in handle. Yet we've no space and doing 10 metres by hand with those burnout kits would take weeks, let alone break the budget!
Brocade or Damask fabrics could also be a possibility, if the pattern is right. The only requirements are a) it's white and only white b) it has a circle pattern and c) it doesn't set my teeth on edge (i.e. no pure manmades ;)
Thanks again for your continued help & the retweets - I'll post (if) when I've found something :)