I've spent the whole week, this morning included, interviewing banks for the privilege of having me as their customer. I long ago decided that money things must be approached like this, even though I never seem to have a great deal and I don't always succeed in thinking abundantly – and I am starting from scratch here. But it is just energy, and I am fortunate to have the ability to generate this energy. It's been such a journey in the past 18 months when we arrived with three suitcases stuffed with summer clothes and mosquito nets and not much else – and now, when we almost have a complete household and the beginnings of a real business. It's important sometimes to look back at where you've come from, instead of always looking forward at what is still left to do. I hope sometime quite shortly to make a bank very happy I chose it!
Here's a heavy thick 19th century sheet. It is partially hemp and partially something else. I don't know what the something else is, but it is most probably linen. The man that sold it to me said it might be nettle, because of all the stalk waste in the weave, but I think that stalk waste is hemp. I think the warp is one type of fibre and the weft is another (definitely hemp) This is one way that mètis fabric was made by hand, because this is definitely both handspun and handwoven. The other way was to spin the fibres together, and perhaps the warp thread is also a mètis. I couldn't tell without cutting something, which I'm not going to do. Large hand- embroidered initials CF. This measures 192x236cm, it's in perfect condition, centre-sewn from two large handwoven lengths of cloth. It would make a magnificent bedcover. It's €120. Message me :) #frenchantique #frenchhemp #frenchtextiles #handmade #handwoven #handspun #frenchinteriors #farmmadetextiles #workingtextiles #madeinthe
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