I love natural fibers. Wool, cotton, silk…. but linen… oh…. linen. I do love it so much.
A while back I made a linen quilt, with all recycled clothes and tablecloths I found in thrift stores.
I made another quilt with all sorts of linens, most of them cotton, but some linen as well.
I’ve also made Prayer Flags with a recycled linen curtain.
A bag to carry my paints and brushes, and a roll for the brushes.
I can’t pass a piece of clothing large enough that I could disassemble with enough large pieces for something, and a pretty color. Or a tablecloth with holes, that has a bige enough piece. All goes. Because I am sure we can find another way to use it, somehow, sometime.
I love recycling it, it is a fabric that gets better with use. Softer and nicer.
I have also found new pieces of linen at the thrift store, that I couldn’t pass up. I turned them into two aprons for me. They were recycled pieces I guess, but they were just fabric waiting to be sewn into something.
But last week, I bought new linen from the store. What? I know. They had some linen sheets on super sale and it was the perfect wedding anniversary present…. right?
I’ve always wanted to have linen sheets, but couldn’t really afford them. I know they last forever, but spending that amount of money at once, it’s hard for me. So when I saw their linen sale, I decided to go for it.
We only use a fitted sheet and then a duvet on top. So I bought four sheets. I sewed two of them together to make a duvet cover. And then I bought the cheapest sheet they had (I think it was full size) so I could make pillow cases too. I bought two different colors.
I used the border of the sheet, for the border of the pillow cases, so I wouldn’t have to hem them. I did them both differently. The light gray one, I used it inside out, because I liked how the trim looked a little more noticeable. So they are both a little different, but can’t really tell. I can, and I like that little secret.
We had a gray (cotton) fitted sheet that matches really well with the new cover and pillows, soft how I like it (I am very tactile as you can see.) So now I have my new linen bedding and I am loving it. It almost feels like I’ve been sleeping better.