Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Down Shift

Dearest Friends:

Diagram in hand, I head for the vault, yes, that super secret place where I keep my vintage linen stash.  I buy it whenever I find it and this particular bolt was a find! 10 yards of 18" wide, very white,  tightly woven linen from Ireland still on the bolt. My receipt is still attached -- ouch! I guess buying fabric is like childbirth, one develops a case of amnesia about the pain ;) But the Copp Family shift is worth it.

Cut off enough for the shift and throw in in a good hot wash. Iron while damp.  Linen is ready.  Now to find the huge spool of very fine wet spun linen thread I bought years ago on eBay and I'm good to go.

Mrs. S.

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