Diagram in hand, I head for the
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.