How things change!

We still aspire to the dream home, but without the courtship in many cases!                  What values are being expressed here, I wonder?  It’s hard to imagine that anyone today would work on embroidered tea towels—but maybe you know some one who does, in which case I’d love to know … Continue reading

Some very down-to-earth linen

I bought this linen simply because it seemed very stylish, with its two-colour muted checks.  It seemed likely to be useful fabric to combine with something else. When I was researching mangle cloths recently however, I discovered that it is a pair of Grubentücher, that is, pit or miner’s towels.  As you can imagine, towels … Continue reading