Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Antimacassar and me

Here are a few stitched works in progress. I actually discovered a new word recently. I was on a hen weekend in a tipi (!) talking to a friend about what I've been making lately. I was trying to describe the decorative cloth people put over the backs of chairs to prevent greasy marks. Your granny probably had them. Or maybe you do? Anyway, it is called an anitmacassar. A pretty amazing word for such a mundane piece of cloth don't you think?

I found these gorgeous vintage linen antimacassars at a local car boot sale in the summer, along with the hand-crocheted doily in the picture below. The lovely vintage rose fabric came from a friend. I'm thinking of stitching "I never promised you a rose garden" onto it.

My priority this week is to prepare for the Staffordshire Handmade and Vintage Fair. If you're around, or fancy a trip to Newcastle-under-Lyme on Sunday then do please pop along. Over the next few days I'll be running up some garlands on the machine and trying out a few new pieces that I hope to launch at the fair. I'll post about them later in the week. In the meantime why don't you pop over to their blog and see who else will be at the fair.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jen - I actually made my first ballgown for a uni ball at 19 from my gran's crushed velvet antimacassars!!!! will have to show you a pic some time! x