50s style barkcloth for upholstery and draperies – from Melinamade

Update: Melinamade’s website is gone again. If you are looking for barkcloth, go to our story: 6 places to find barkloth.

I bought one yard of melinamade.com’s “celestial aqua” barkcloth to make the valance in my kitchen — and the fabric was just awesome. It is really nice and heavy-weight…great “hand”, or feel…and the colors are rich and beautiful. I love it, it makes a huge difference!

In the photos you get to see Melina herself. If you read the “about” section on her website, you can see that she got into the business out of passion — which we totally identify with!! The site also notes that she was able to identify one of the few remaining companies the still weave barkcloth in the 40s-60s way, so this is the real deal.


  1. Cliff Donner says:

    Here are a few fabrics that have the “sparkly” threads running through them that I think you are looking for:

    Manufacturer: Beacon Hill
    Pattern Name: Flashpoint
    Colors: Beige Shimmer, Copper, and Silverscreen

    There’s also –

    Manufacturer: Maxwell
    Pattern Name: Indulgence – Smokescreen
    Color: #50 Treasure

    The glittery threads don’t necessarily show up too well in the online photos, but I got swatches of all of these and they definitely sparkle. Covered 2 lounge chairs in the Flashpoint “Beige Shimmer” and they look great.

  2. Stephanie Burns says:

    melinamade is definetely still in business, I just received the Tiki print through an order through Jacqueline and am thrilled with the quality and service. Phone number 707-365-5618.

  3. Brenny says:

    I just sent a message to her on FB concerning her Celestial Aqua with the red and gold. I’ll update if you can still order from her!

  4. Iris says:


    I cant find this website for Melinamade. Both links mentioned above in this article took me no where. Any help is appreciated. Thanks


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