Hiding Mistakes with a Pleat

I had every intention of writing this article on Saturday, but on Friday I received a phone call asking if I could babysit for the weekend. Of course I said yes; so that is my excuse for missing my weekly posting, yet again. But look, don’t you think it was worth it? So onto creating……

The Simple Art of Pleating

My husband and I are renovating our kitchen this month with all new cupboards, tiling, flooring, etc. and I thought it would be nice to have new curtains to hang after all the work has been done. I purchased linen last September for this purpose, but I became ill before I could get them made,…

The Art of the French Seam

There is a fine elegance that can be achieved when making handmade clothing, that cannot be found in department store garments. Unless you are fortunate enough to be able to afford Giorgio Armani, Chanel or DKNY, you will not find quality in the vast array of clothing on the market today. The apparel industry is…

The Making of Fine Linen Dish Towels

Some people shy away from sewing with linen because they believe that it requires special handling or tools to create with it. Uncertainty tends to keep textile artists from utilizing this fabric. So I thought I would show how easy it is to sew with 100% linen and what a rewarding experience it really is. Before…

Linen, What’s Not To Love?

Linen is a product that is produced from the processing of the flax plant. Linen has been around for at least 6000 years. We know this because at one time the British Meuseum in London, had in their possession pieces of linen fabric that was over 6000 years old. I do not know if they…