an Attic Find

Publié le par Romy in Austria

I'm storing a lot of old linen on our attic. Mostly old handwoven bed sheets from my grandmother and my great grandmother. This linen is surely more than hundred years old and it's perfect for working old samplers in a higher count on it.
Just I was looking for some linen for a new project and discovered a lot of old embroidered ribbons I didn't know.
They have a funny antique spelling for a lot of clothes, like underwear, stockings, dustcloth, bed jackets, towels, shirts, ..........etc.
I really like them and now I'm looking for an idea to display them.

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Mayté 17/04/2009

They are real treasures!! You're so creative that I'm sure you will come up with something very inspiring :)

Angela Sweby 18/04/2009

Romy,I love reading your blog. There is always something interesting to enjoy :>) How wonderful to have these old family linen. A perfect fabric for old samplers. The ribbons are such a treasure trove. I understand why you want to do something special with them.I'm sure you know this website:http://www.casamiainitalia.com/hp/crossstitch.htmlYuko does such wonderful things with old vintage linen and trimmings. It might give you some ideas. The book she has made features old ribbon similar to yours :>) Perhaps you can create an old sampler book like the young girls used to make in the orphanages. i have one full of tiny parts of clothes, sleeves and cuffs showing pleating and pintucks, smocking, buttonhole stitch, darning and other things.I will wait with great anticipation to see what inspiration you have.Best wishes Angelawww.picturetrail.com/angelasweby 

dany 25/04/2009

Je suis certaine que tu vas créer des choses magnifiques !Je t'embrasse Romy et te souhaite une très belle soirée

Mercedes 21/05/2009

Wondeful find!!

patrizia 29/09/2009


ist alles virklich sehr schon.....ich bin ohne Worter !
vielen grussen von Italy
Pat