A few weeks ago I read a lovely post written by Pippin Run Wild (don’t you love her blog name?). In it she describes cutting up an old napkin, to make a pretty brooch, after hesitating for a while about possibly ruining it. You can read her post here.
Pippin inspired me to cut up an old stained napkin I had thrifted and turn it into a self covered button brooch. Once I’d made one, I became addicted and next made a brooch from an old pillowcase, adding some embroidery of my own. Finally, my mind turned to owls (as it often does), and I embroidered an old gingham tablecloth. I must say, I really like the way they turned out and have plans to make more. It’s a wonderful way of using stained or holey old linen to make something beautiful and new. I’ve put them in my shop, but I think I will almost feel sad to see them go….