I have always loved vintage items spending many hours in jumble sales when I was young moving onto charity shops as I started to get more pocket money. Although a lot of my collections have moved on I have always kept my linen, some of which came from my grandmother.
I have also enjoyed sewing and in the past made a lot of clothes and home furnishings. However as work commitments increased over the years collecting and sewing took a back seat.
Now I have the time and having been inspired by programmes such as Kirstie's Handmade Britain and magazines such as Making I looked at what I could do that was different. The first range for my shop was Linda's Linens, hand made cushions from vintage embroidered table linen. For the festive season I have added mini Christmas Stockings in traditional gingham as well as a range of cool retro fabrics.
I had forgotten how much pleasure sewing gave me and double so now as it gives me a good excuse to go out hunting for old table linen and lovely trimmings!
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