October 30, 2017


Linen and Stripes

...because a couple of years ago my son and I spent a whole year dying napkins from plant material we found in our neighborhood. Do you remember? Orange, blue, pink, yellow, grey, green. Yarrow, eucalyptus, oak galls, ivy, indigo... And I wanted a linen tablecloth to match. To go with the napkins. And I couldn't find one that didn't cost a million dollars. And then a yarn store in our town went out of business, and there was all this natural linen--70% off! But not enough in one color.

I like stripes...  

I've been working on this "tablecloth" for a year or more, and I've been frightenend of the project because I could only imagine it being very very very ugly once it was done. Too many stripes. Strange color combinations. But I'm stubborn, so I kept going.

But now that it's done. I kind of like it! 

It feels like me.

Cheers, friends!



Published: October 30, 2017 | Filed under: Because

Comments (5)
Elizabeth said:
October 30, 2017 @ 11:53 AM

it's lovely!!! well done! I remember the dying projects with napkins and it looks lovely all together!! ~ Elizabeth https://eroosje.blogspot.com/

jane g meyer replied:
October 31, 2017 @ 8:50 AM

Thanks, Elizabeth! I'm so happy that it's finished. Back to pine needles for me!

Elizabeth replied:
October 31, 2017 @ 11:38 AM

oh fun! you make such nice things with pine needles :)

Coral said:
October 30, 2017 @ 11:04 PM

Jane, it is SO fun! The colors are actually super chic together - it reminds me of something you'd pay a bazillion dollars for at Pottery Barn. Or an organic cloth store. You have absolutely succeeded... both in making your tablecloth and striking me incredulous again. Seriously, it's good to hear that you felt fearful because I needed to hear that humanizing bit about your amazing handcrafting obsession. I am afraid to begin learning any hand craft at ALL, but then it takes others in Christ's very cool Body to remind me that we can go ahead and try things. Thanks so much for inspiring me all of the time. xoxo Coral

jane g meyer replied:
October 31, 2017 @ 8:52 AM

You are so kind... and I'm glad you feel inspired! But you are already doing good crafting, just by raising your kids! Love to you, Coral...

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