Feeling like a complete fabric philistine, I hit google for a look-see ...
|Colours: Fire, Birch and Pink|
It's a lightweight fabric consisting of 55% Linen and 45% cotton and is 137cm wide. I've seen peeps use it for dressmaking, embroidery and soft furnishings.
There are co-ordinating colours for Terra Australis too ...
|Colours Denim, Peacock, Raspberry|
So I'm thinking of adding it to this pile of loveliness (that still needs ironing, trimming and sewing together). I haven't worked with any kind of linen in my quilting projects yet, so this will be a great test.
|One quilt coming right up - pardon the threads!|
In the meantime, and to experiment with how it sews, I whipped up these two little cuties for my girls ... Meet Mr. and Mrs. Ted.
I've wanted to make a Mr Ted for a while now (pattern found here by Craft Schmaft) and the Hanky Linen worked beautifully.
|Mrs. Ted in Hanky Linen Pink|
I didn't have any felt on hand so I used some cotton fabric and Sew-able Heat Bond (from Spotlight) to first fuse the face details, then I hand stitched them in place.
|Mr. Ted in Hanky Linen Birch|
Coordinating button belly buttons were a.must.have ... belly buttons are a big deal in our house at the moment!
|Miss almost 4 facilitating the "Squeeeeeeze Test"|
I have plans for the "Fire" red colour of the Hanky Linen ... I think it would look fab in the Molly Jacket pattern :) What do you think?
So that's my Sunday Stash ... I'll let you know how I get on with the Hanky Linen in my Terra Australis quilt to be!
Linking up with:
Sunday Stash, and Sew Cute Tuesday ... you can too!