|WOOLGATHERERS LINEN - MY SPECIALTY|
EVEN WEAVE LINEN FOR CROSS STITCH
LINEN has become a specialty of mine. I love the strength, sheen and hand of a crisp linen fabric.
I have grown flax, own a complete set of flax processing tools and enjoy spinning linen as well as weaving with it.
This stitchery ground fabric was woven for our son's wife who does cross stitch.
The little picture celebrates their engagement, with their initials worked in.
LEINWANDBINDUNG - GERMAN FOR TABBY
IN LINEN ITS NEVER THE SAME TWICE - SAMPLES
1. Warp 12/2 cotton, 22/2 cottolin - both natural mixed. Sett 20 epi.
Weft handspun linen, natural, yarn hald-bleached before weaving.
Used for - blazer, vests, cross-stitch ground fabric (20 count nearly even).
2. Warp and weft 10/1 commercial linen, bleached. Sett 23 epi.
After wet finishing, fabric comes to a perfect 24 count cross-stitch ground fabric.
Not used yet.
3. Warp and weft 18/1 commercial linen, partially bleached to light honey color. Sett 38 epi.
Slightly warp faced, this is lovely fabric - for monogrammed and/or hemstitched guest towels
Not even enough for counted cross-stitch, but ideal for creative stitchery.
Not used yet.
PIANO BENCH COVER FROM FINNISH TOW LINEN
Piano bench cover woven in 8-shaft broken twill with 2 block design.
Meant to resemble the keyboard.
HALF LINEN TOWELS IN RUSTIC PATTERN
Towels in half linen. 10/2 cotton warp with rustic 4.5/1 linen tow weft. Pattern goose eye twill with tabby accents.
BELOW - "MOTHER OF THE GROOM" LINEN DRESS AND JACKET FROM THREE LINEN FABRICS - MADE OF TWO BLUE THREADS
Dress and jacket woven for our son's wedding in June 1998.
Jacket (E) is of 16/2 linen sett at 20 epi in plain weave.
Skirt (F) is of a mix of 16/1 and 16/2 linen sett at 30 epi in striped plain weave.
Bodice (D) is the skirt fabric minus the dark stripes of 16/2 resleyed at 42 epi to make a firmer fabric to support the gathered skirt.
My husband and I at the wedding. The matching hat was found a few days before the wedding at the Del Mar County Fair in San Diego.
H. April 2002 - Just had to show off a new linen shirt found in an antique store - label said French work shirt - it IS handwoven linen, densely woven, fine, handsewn and probably made before the First World War - AND it fits and feels wonderful!!!