Reverence for the Vat

It is always a lovely, heart warming experience to have Melissa Arnold in the classroom.  This past weekend, she shared her love of the Indigo Vat with us.  It was such a privilege for me (Emma) to get to spend two days preparing the vats wit…

Lisa’s Adventures with Irit Dulman and Vilte

Hello,This time it is Lisa writing to you.In January, I went to my first out of town workshop all by myself.   I loaded my jeep with all my felting and  dyeing supplies and set off to the Monterey Peninsula.  The workshop was with I…

Old World, New Age Felting with Marilou Moschetti

Hello long lost blog friends!!I wanted to share some photos from the fantastic workshop that we had with Marilou Moschetti back in March.  I apologize for the delay in sharing – time to blog continues to elude me but I’m hopeful that with Hannah g…

200th Post and Vintage Linen Obsessions

Hannah pointed out to me that our next blog post (this post) was going to be our 200th post and wondered if maybe we should do a little giveaway to celebrate.  I thought this was a fine idea and so we set out to turn a few things from this cabinet:

into some crisp little pretties.  And these are what beckoned:

We spent the last day of Hannah’s vacation sewing and it was a good day.  All of these adorable little aprons were made from salvaged linens, vintage fabrics, vintage trims and a few vintage aprons that were in need of some sprucing.  Isn’t that aqua and red printed tablecloth above BEAUTIFUL!!  It had so many holes and stains and I loved it so much!  It was wonderful to see it turned into something new and fancy!  

Here at the shop, we all have such a soft spot for vintage linens.  Especially the damaged ones.  We know about all of the hard work, stiff necks and pricked fingers kind of work that went into these linens and then to see a pile of them in a thrift store or even worse, in a dumpster!!  We love to make up happy little stories about the women who worked on the linens as we rescue them and breath new life into them.  It is always a heart warming process.


SSOOOOOO…….  the giveaway, I’m sure you’re wondering about the giveaway.  🙂

Hannah and I are going to put together a wonderful little bundle of vintage linens, vintage fabrics and vintage trims to that you can be a part of the linen rescuing as well!  We hope that this little bundle will inspire you to create a little, crisp pretty for yourself!  I’m going to wait until we have a winner and you can tell me what colors you would like and we’ll do our best to match!

TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT (PREFERABLY APRON/VINTAGE LINEN RELATED) ON THIS POST (NOT ON FACEBOOK) AND WE WILL CHOOSE OUR WINNER AFTER 3:00 PM FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8th.

Batik

Haripriya Raghavan was in the classroom two weeks ago and she taught a wonderful little Batik class.  This was the first time Batiking (I think I may be making that word up) for both the students and The Tin Thimble and I’m just in love with what …