Yards of Possibilities

129twigandvine—Yards of Possibilities

The mailman pulled up outside the studio door—always a good sign that he comes bearing something he can’t squeeze into the mailbox.

Today’s package came all the way from Belarus. Yards and yards of unbleached natural linen, and several yards of an irresistible micro stripe. Ever since I purchased my linen apron in November I’ve been intrigued by the linen of Russia and eastern Europe. And now I have my hands on some.

This linen smells like a field of flax. I sniffed it and felt waist deep in grasses and flowers.

Denise sourced it for ilo collective and ordered a sample yard or two. We got together and made an initial group of household items from that first batch. The pillow has an outer case of linen and inner case of ticking. Wandering hand-stitches complement the raw edge. A version with a magenta linen insert is also on the shop. Then Denise made a gorgeous apron, and several zippered bags with color accents. All on the shop too.

Who knows where else this linen will lead us.

Off wandering in the field of flax, am I.

129twigandvine–ilo collective linen items, etsy


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Midwestern Plant Girlreply
March 28, 2013 at 6:28 am

Love the pillow cases. I also love the apron, I often use one for work. I need to tag plants and an apron with many pockets is my best tool. Thanks for the share.

March 28, 2013 at 9:55 am

Who do you order from to get European fabrics? Thank you!

Sue Schlabach 129twigandvinereply
March 29, 2013 at 7:32 am
– In reply to: BurlapandBoots

We found many eastern European sellers on Etsy and we’ve bought linen twice from Vilenda Linen in Belarus. https://www.etsy.com/shop/VilendaLinen
Have fun searching.

March 29, 2013 at 8:02 am
– In reply to: Sue Schlabach 129twigandvine

Thanks so much!

April 2, 2013 at 4:42 pm

Lovely! I really like the detailing on the pillow. What a great selection of craftsmanship you have here 🙂

Sue Schlabach 129twigandvinereply
April 2, 2013 at 5:43 pm
– In reply to: themknits

Thanks. Linen is just so fun to design with!

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