Linen Scraps Update

Linen Scraps Update

Hello Everyone,

So two blog posts in one month is rare for Kate Sproston Design, but after the fantastic response from our Linen Scraps up for Grabs post a few weeks ago, I wanted to show you what became of some of them. Just WOW! I was not disappointed!

Linen bag made from scraps of selvedge material

One of the fantastic bags made from the linen scraps, creating a textured feature of the selvedge of the fabric

The very talented Louise from Fir Tree Interiors, has transformed what would have been considered waste, into a set of handmade tote bags. With a little time and some clever stitching, all the linen strips were sewn together to create functional, and beautiful products. I was especially impressed with the details of the delicate fringed bag, using the selvedge of the fabric to create a feature panel.

Line bag made from scrap linen showing patchwork outer and spotty lining

Patchwork pieces have been made to create this bag with a lovely spotty lining

All the bags have a complimentary cotton lining with an added pocket for keys and a phone. The overall look of the bags is so crisp, with clean lines, I could not help but be truly impressed. The best bit is that all the bags are available for sale through Fir Tree Interiors Etsy shop, so pop on over to take a look.

Bag made from linen scraps with embroidered flower motif detail

A linen bag embroidered with a subtle flower motif

I brought one of Louise’s stunning Christmas pudding wreaths when we met at the Etsy Made Local Fair last December, so can vouch for the quality and skill each of Louise’s products are made with. The wreath enjoyed pride of place over the fireplace throughout Christmas.

Christmas pudding wreath made from felt balls

My Christmas pudding wreath made by Louise gets pride of place on the wall!

Even though we do our very best not to waste any fabric whilst making our products, and normally recycle what we can’t use, it is incredibly satisfying to know that a few kilograms of fabric has been given a new lease of life.

Well Done Louise!

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