Hi friends. I have been absent from the blogging world of late. My Mom and Stepdad have been with us for the last four days. We had a great time!! And as always, I was sad when they left. My stepdad put the lighting in the kitchen for me. I am thrilled with it and will show it to you later after the finishing touches are added. So for now, here is my latest project.
I made these slipcovers out of hand loomed antique hemp linen, or grain sack material dating from the late 1800's to the early 1900's. The one on the right is very nubby and those stripes are actually a grayish blue. I used yardage I had one hand for that one.
And the windowpane one was made from two actual grain sacks which I ripped apart.
I fell in love with this particular sack when I saw it. How often do you see this pattern? I think it looks out of focus but it is two thin stripes right next to each other.
Here is the reverse side.
I sewed them by hand as I am not yet confident enough with my machine on this type of linen.
They are not perfect but I really like them!
They give my hallway a completely different feel. The antique ceiling tile imparts an industrial feel. It comes from a church in Minneapolis and dates to the 1920's I am told.
Welcome to my new followers. I am happy to have you and in some cases to have found your blogs in return. Have a good week and I'll post about the mercury pendants soon.
Sharing this project at the following parties
I should be mopping the floor's mop it up mondays
Miss Mustard Seed's Furniture Feature Friday
The Farmhouse Porch's Cowgirl Up
Boogieboard Cottage's Masterpiece Monday
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia's Treasured Tuesdays
Primp's Primp your Stuff Wednesday