Special linens for sale

"Oh, my word! The quality and the designs of the Italian linens was simply out of this world!"

On the subject of travelling, we have been lucky in so many ways. Our stitching business took as across the pond to the US a number of times, and we have visited all sorts of places looking at embroidery and at the raw materials in Europe and the Far East. 

The other reason we are even luckier is that my son James (James Greenoff-Cairns of photography fame) has cleverly married a gorgeous girl called Starly, whose parents have a very special home in Umbria in Italy. And bless them, we have an open invitation to stay with them. They have a lovely old property in a tiny village called Izzalini which is a few miles from Todi, a popular town for visitors.

When we are able to spend time in Umbria, our hosts are always suggesting places to visit, and we were sent off to Montefalco to search out the special linens available there. Oh, my word! The quality and the designs of the linen materials was simply out of this world and sadly way out of my budget. As you can see from the pictures, the fabrics were stunning but obviously very special, but I did find this pretty door tidy in the sale bin – made in a lovely soft palette with woven bees and flowers, it definitely spoke to me!

On the subject of travelling, we have been lucky in so many ways. Our stitching business took as across the pond to the US a number of times, and we have visited all sorts of places looking at embroidery and at the raw materials in Europe and the Far East. 

The other reason we are even luckier is that my son James (James Greenoff-Cairns of photography fame) has cleverly married a gorgeous girl called Starly, whose parents have a very special home in Umbria in Italy. And bless them, we have an open invitation to stay with them. They have a lovely old property in a tiny village called Izzalini which is a few miles from Todi, a popular town for visitors.

When we are able to spend time in Umbria, our hosts are always suggesting places to visit, and we were sent off to Montefalco to search out the special linens available there. Oh, my word! The quality and the designs of the linen materials was simply out of this world and sadly way out of my budget. As you can see from the pictures, the fabrics were stunning but obviously very special, but I did find this pretty door tidy in the sale bin – made in a lovely soft palette with woven bees and flowers, it definitely spoke to me!

As you may have noticed my love of linen fabric is such that I have dedicated a whole section to it. Please explore, if you haven’t already! And of course, I can share lovely linen fabrics in both large and small collections.

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