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Needlework Shop
is located at
3530 Tye River Road
Amherst, VA 24521
ph. 434-263-6508
email ~ Notforgottenfarmwitch@gmail.com

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here in the farm shop
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specifically designed for rug hooking, punch needle, applique, embroidery and cross stitch ~
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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

" ...Old Farmhouse Linen "

Hi Friends & Folk!
I've been busy playing in the dyepot this week ~
working on a new line of wonderfully primitive hand dyed,
aged & stained, severely distressed LINEN
for your stitching pleasure....

I love the look & feel of this linen...
it is so early looking that you'd be hard pressed to know if it was old or not...
I love to stitch on old linen and I know you do too, and I really love when I find a piece in an estate sale, antiques shop or on line...but we all know how expensive it can be.
SO with that thought in mind
I said to myself, why not try to replicate that old look using my dyes?
so I did...and the result is fabulous...SO fab, in fact, that my afore-mentioned
Olde Witch Mary sampler
(being design for the Sept/Oct '12 Prim Sisters Club)
will be stitched on this linen.

each piece that you purchase will have been hand dyed by me.
...with wonderful flecks of age & character,
a warm primitive look and a perfect compliment to your decor
it is available in a fat quarter slice, which is approx. 18" x 26"...

it comes to you tied with hemp and is accompanied by a hand-penned tag that I have stained and aged, then written upon with my walnut ink & antique quill...
and will have a small bundle of fresh lavender from my garden placed upon it,
as that was used to ward off pests in the old farmhouses of yesteryear....
how very quaint indeed!

AND you don't have to use this exclusively for stitching, either...although it is 28ct. linen
(when stitched over one thread,  14 ct over two, perfect for early repro samplers)
it lends itself well to other fiber arts...doll-making, as a backing for wool applique, even stenciled pillows & mats...the prim possibilities are endless...

so, with all said, you can buy-it-now up there on my sidebar, to your right...
it will go fast, so be sure to purchase what you think you'll need...
I won't be making another batch for at least another week ~

Thanks my friends, for visiting with me today ~

Blessings from the farm,


Faye said...

It looks so wonderful Lori! I cannot wait to get my Prim Sisters kit! Please also let me know when you dye more and in 32ct... As always, nice job! Smiles, Faye

Nan said...

Absolutely love the linen Lori!

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

Hiya Faye! I WILL be offering this in different counts, and 32 is on the 'to-do' list...I'll post on this blog when it's ready.

Hiya Nan! Thansk SO much!!!!


Pamela@ Our Pioneer Homestead said...

hee hee what a coincidence! LOL I think we both were thinking dyed cloth today lol, and your labels are FABULOUS!!!

gracie said...

Absolutely fantastic!

Karen - My Colonial Home said...

Oh my what beautiful linen! Great job and I love how old your tags look too.

Caroline Dlugy-Hegwer said...

This linen is so beautiful!

Lurena Sheary Williamson said...

I want to touch it all!!!!!

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