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My next home project is in the queue. Maybe tonight I will carve out some space to work on it… That stack of flax and hemp linen is one of those simple things that makes me physically happy. Just the sight of linen – it’s texture, it’s depth, it’s coarseness and softness, the way the fibers weave amongst each other. It creates a bodily, palpable sensation for me. It’s like you want to eat it, but of course you never would. But how to explain that feeling? Is there anything like that for you? Do I sound like a crazy person? 🙂 When I named my business “infusion” I had in mind the weave of a rustic, raw linen. Romanian Hemp and European linen were the original source of my crazy love for textiles.

So anyway, what will come of that mighty stack will be some very simple, hardworking items. Items that will be seen and used every day, all day. Any guesses?

What would you feel inspired to make with it?

.. this is not the first time I have gushed over linen. In case you missed this a couple years ago, and are interested, here is a beautiful video about European linen.

0 Responses

  1. Denise

    Oh my – I just picked up two sewing books from the library (try before you buy).
    I am real curious as to what you will make. My next project will be clothing for myself. I am excited and also nervous!

    p.s. I still have my eye on your satchel. I just like too many things right now.

    • abby

      Clothing is a lot more exciting than what I have planned. Have fun! I’d love to see what you make when you are done.

  2. Amber

    Hmm I think of dish towels, reusable cleaning cloths/ wipes saturated in some home made cleaning solution, or patchwork duvet cover, or a cinch sack to bring your favorite CD’s along w/ you in the car. Oh undies maybe! Hehe!
    I’m sure whatever you come up with will be awesome and I can’t wait to see what it is!
    Amber

    • abby

      You always have so many ideas, Amber. I love it! I have been wanting to make a linen duvet cover forever. One of these days…

  3. heather

    Yes, I was thinking kitchen towels too… I’m a lover of linen as well… the texture and natural colors are amazing. It’s really such a durable and practical fabric as well… getting even softer with use. What’s not to like?

  4. paula

    Abby,
    Thanks for sharing that video again. Would you mind telling me where you purchase your linen?

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