OK. There's a reason I hate shopping: I suck at it. I finally got out to Av Iquitos this afternoon. I went into every one of the fabric stores - at least twice. I saw tons of vinyl, plastico, heavy (and mostly dark) upholstery type fabric. And you're all right: there's quite a selection. I finally found ONE store that had quite a supply of lightweight cotton prints. I went through them and through them - and could not find one that I liked or that I thought would fit well with my decor. I made myself look with an open mind (yeah, everything fell out and it's totally empty now), telling myself not to insist of my preconceived idea of what I wanted, but to look for something attractive that would work. Nothing worked. Now I'm depressed. I really want to have these rattan furniture cushions recovered with something arty, painterly , colorful, with some pizazz. But it looks like I'm stuck with the tired old ones until I come across something accidentally that will fit, even if it's not what I had in mind.
But meanwhile, as always, I want to thank you all for trying to help. I'm depressed today, but I'm sure my attitude will improve tomorrow and eventually something will work out.
Loving Living in Lima