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    Crafting with Linen Scraps

    July 19, 2019 2 min read

    You may remember that we give boxes of our linen scraps away for just the cost of postage? We’re happy to provide our linen off-cuts in varying weights and textures to sewers and crafters of any persuasion, and we’re even happier to see how these creative folks transform what would otherwise be waste into something useful and beautiful.

    Here are a few examples of what people are making, with some words from the makers themselves. 

    Sandy, Bolinas, CA

    “Having graduated from art school in ’68, I lived in many phases as a clothes designer in LA. When LA became a bit much I moved to West Marin and began life as an Organic Farmer in ’76 with my husband, also way ahead of its time. I switched from designing clothes to making quilts and simple things for home use. Now with children and grandchildren, I’m again making some clothing. Thanks to Tricia, who supplied me with beautiful linens, I made some sweet little girls clothing.” ~Sandy D.

    Jennifer,  Pleasant Unity, PA

    “I absolutely love receiving your beautiful linen scraps! I work at a nature reserve in Pennsylvania where we offer educational camps, pop-up workshops, and nature-themed family days for kids and adults. When we craft, we like to use recycled and natural materials as much as possible. We made beeswax wraps with wax from our apiary and the linen scraps. Last year, we made fairy houses and the scraps were used for making miniature garlands, fairy blankets, and curtains. In December, we hosted a fire-side herb talk in our historic blockhouse and the largest whole piece of linen I received was used for a rustic table square. It didn't quite cover, but that's the way the colonists would have used it! I also use them at home for patches, making cake topper pennants, and small trinket gift wrap."

     


    Paula, Blairsville, GA

    “Here is a photo of the shopping bags I made with Rough Linen scraps. By now they have been used quite a bit, for Farmer’s Market veggies and grocery shopping, and have been washed a couple of times.

     

    “I used instructions I found in a YouTube video.Here is a link to the video. It makes a nice big shopping bag and is easy to do.

     

    “I had to do a little but of piecing, but tried to keep it at the bottom of the bags. The embroidery was done with a Brother PE800, and sewed on each bag as a panel. The bags wash beautifully, although I do not put them in the dryer, just shake them out and hang outside. I love Rough Linen... I also have a pinny that is full of paint of many colors!!” ~ Paula D.

     For the rest of you creatives out there - take advantage! We occasionally send out good-sized scraps for the cost of postage. If you’re interested in finding out when more will become available, please sign up for our email newsletter by clicking here. 

     

     


    34 Responses

    Dawna Johnson
    Dawna Johnson

    October 10, 2019

    I would love to sign up for a pkg of linen scraps if they are still available.

    Suzanne
    Suzanne

    September 18, 2019

    Would like some linen scraps! Thanks for making this possible.

    Shawn O’Hagan
    Shawn O’Hagan

    September 04, 2019

    I frequently use linen in my textile collage work and would love to receive a package of scraps from you.

    Valerie Wozniak Lorio
    Valerie Wozniak Lorio

    August 16, 2019

    Just got my wonderful box of scraps, making a kimono out of a very long and narrow piece of beautiful grey linen, will send a picture when it is complete. Thank you so much, there are so many challenges and delights in that one box!

    Annette
    Annette

    August 16, 2019

    Would love to receive whatever scraps are available.

    Annette
    Annette

    August 16, 2019

    I would gladly pay postage for linen scraps.

    Mary C
    Mary C

    August 07, 2019

    Signed up for newsletter in hopes of being able to take advantage of your scraps offer. Learned about it through my textile art group. Thanks so much for this opportunity! Live in Wisconsin.

    LynnAnn Weed
    LynnAnn Weed

    August 07, 2019

    I would be more than happy to pay for linen scraps.

    Veronica Carlisle
    Veronica Carlisle

    August 07, 2019

    Would love to have some of your end cuts!

    Jane Milliken
    Jane Milliken

    August 07, 2019

    I would love a scrap bundle please, I live in Australia, so economy or lowest rate would suit me. Thank you xx

    Eileen Donovan
    Eileen Donovan

    August 07, 2019

    Can you order linen scraps?

    Renee Pasich
    Renee Pasich

    August 07, 2019

    I am in love with linen. I am starting to make linen project bags with hand embroidery. I would love “scraps”!

    Sunny Massad
    Sunny Massad

    August 07, 2019

    Oh my goodness, yes! Thank you for your generosity!

    Ilil Arbel
    Ilil Arbel

    August 07, 2019

    The scraps package is absolutely amazing. Much more than I expected and so beautiful, I keep looking at it. Last night I cut a couple of white pieces to make hand towels and washed them, and they dried extremely quickly. Today I will stitch the hems and think about a little embroidery — can you imagine what wonderful Christmas and Hannukah gifts can be made?

    Idalina
    Idalina

    August 07, 2019

    How can I request to have the linen bundle? By the way I love every single item in this blog. .
    Cheers from Toronto

    Leonie Hartley-Hoover
    Leonie Hartley-Hoover

    August 07, 2019

    Please advise if available for shipment to Ontario, Canada? Thank you.

    Janet L Wetherbee
    Janet L Wetherbee

    August 07, 2019

    How can i get some linen?

    Jayne Butler
    Jayne Butler

    August 01, 2019

    Your linen is superb, if possible I would love some scraps please. I am a UK textile artist.

    Karen Carroll
    Karen Carroll

    July 29, 2019

    You encourage so many to reach for new ideas to use recycled material and items. I would love some rough linen.

    Tricia Schriefer
    Tricia Schriefer

    July 29, 2019

    Scrap request. Thank you

    Esther Smart
    Esther Smart

    July 29, 2019

    I would love some Linen off cuts plase

    Anielle Bel Ange
    Anielle Bel Ange

    July 29, 2019

    I’d love some linen scraps I’m in Canada and I’m prepared to pay for postage at lowest cost. Thank you

    Fiona Connell
    Fiona Connell

    July 29, 2019

    I would love a bundle of linen scraps please.

    Claudia Moodyjones
    Claudia Moodyjones

    July 29, 2019

    Would love to receive some linen scraps

    Giovonne Mary Calenda
    Giovonne Mary Calenda

    July 29, 2019

    This is such a beautiful invitation! Thank you so much. I would love to make a linen scrap request.

    Anette Schaumloeffel
    Anette Schaumloeffel

    July 29, 2019

    Are you sending your scraps also to Europe (Germany in my case)?

    Donna Sheppard
    Donna Sheppard

    July 29, 2019

    I would love linen scraps

    Lorraine Brettle
    Lorraine Brettle

    July 29, 2019

    I would love some scrap linen please xxx

    Pam Wesson
    Pam Wesson

    July 29, 2019

    Is this viable to UK or would costs be prohibitive? Thank you.

    Susanne Berntsen
    Susanne Berntsen

    July 29, 2019

    I would love to get some scraps ❤️

    Hope Amen
    Hope Amen

    July 29, 2019

    Scrap request

    Lyn Moes
    Lyn Moes

    July 25, 2019

    I would love some scraps of linen please💕

    Gayla Eggers
    Gayla Eggers

    July 23, 2019

    Love your fabric

    Kim Morris
    Kim Morris

    July 23, 2019

    Scrap request 🤓💜🙋🏻‍♀️

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