I've been busy in the studio with my vintage tablecloths. For these photos we tried using the quilt I made for my M.A. it's completely made up from embroidered tablecloths and the batting is pure wool, I've washed it a good few times in the washing machine and it's doing very well. This apron has a cottage garden design all around the border, lots of tiny but beautiful flowers and even more abundant now I've added pockets.
I love a good steady curve.
So many woman hours must have gone into this one.
A bright and pretty printed retro floral, these wild roses on linen just make me happy.
Most of the tablecloths that I use have some signs of wear, they've been used and laundered a lot but this is why they appeal to me. Good linen becomes so soft with age, you just can't get it with anything new. This one had a repair and it's still there but inside the pocket with the embroidered pocket panel sitting almost exactly over the same corner design.