Vintage, home loomed linen and hemp is lovely but one day there will be no more left to source. I have been on the look out for altenatives for ages and have found a small co-opertive who grow, harvest and hand weave their own hemp to make tea towels. More on this coming soon I hope.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
More lovely, strong, eco friendly vintage linen and hemp rolls. Fantastic for bench cushions.
Perfect for table runners, soft furnishings, window dressings and upholstery
Most commonly available in a variety of neutral backgounds with red or blue stripes. I have also got some more unsuual colours: green, caramel, blue and red- email me firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Monday, March 16, 2009
Wall hangings, kitchen linen, clothes, sheets and even sacks were beautifully hand embroidered. Sometimes for the dowry chest, sometimes, as in the case of vintage grain sacks, for functional purposes and sometimes to decorate the home. Wallhangings, often with a slogan would be hung in the kitchen, on the wall alongside the bed to add warmth and in the best room for decorative purposes.
Friday, March 13, 2009
More lovely antique grain sacks. Hungarian grain sacks were woven from home grown, hand spun hemp. usually plain or with red or blue stripes, the stripes indicated to the mill from where the grain came. Some also have hand embrodiered initials.
Vintage Romanian grain sacks tend to be a different weave, some are very heavy indeed. We have a few of these with a caramel stripe, the caramel colour was obtained by using elder berries.. picture coming soon
Sunday, March 1, 2009
It has been a long cold winter here in Hungary. Heavy snow in the mountains in Transylvania has meant that our supply of bespoke embrodiery has been a bit slow. Apologies to any of you waiting for a cushion, they should be with you soon .