I found this gorgeous linen cloth - now a cross back apron - a few weeks ago,
I often find them in an excellent condition but this is the first that I have found that's absolutely brand sparkly new. These cloths are printed with a turquoise dye that will last for years without perishing, only water will remove the original print.
You can see from these close up photos how precise this embroideress was
hitting the lines bang on.
At the same time I also found this pink linen with teal cut work embroidery.