Necessity is the mother of invention. Enter the quilt – a prime example of humble origins giving way to ingenuity, with patterns and techniques that have evolved into a stand-alone art form.
As consumers become more eco-savvy and value sustainable and handcrafted products, quilts are making a real comeback.
Rough Linen’s version was conceived as we imagine the first quilt was: by making use of smaller scraps by piecing them together into a larger, useful item with a character all its own. Ours is a simple, modern take with bold stripes cut from our signature linen fabrics, artfully assembled to create a hand-worked statement piece for your home
Using leftovers eliminates waste, but it does something more – by compelling creativity and variety, it gives way to a completely original item.
Drawing inspiration from the unimaginably creative quilts of Gee’s Bend, we embrace loose, oversized patterns and an organic quality of each finished piece.
Photos: Pitkin Studio, http://soulsgrowndeep.org/gees-bend-quiltmakers
Each quilt is made entirely from actual scraps of our 100% European linen fabrics, pre-washed, lightly filled with 100% cotton batting to give it just the right amount of warmth without becoming too heavy. A small “flash” of red or orange adds unexpected color to our otherwise neutral palette. We finish the quilts with mitered corners and hand-tufting – subtle, thoughtful details that add a hint of elegance.
Rough Linen quilts are resourceful, original, and hand-crafted - the way it used to be.
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