Friday, August 15, 2008

Finally, the right type of linen :-)


I'm so happy! I've been searching for the right type of linen for the whitework tablecloth for almost a year, and finally I got it today :-)

I ordered it from naturtuche.de , and it's this type. As a basis for a whitework tablecloth, it's important that the linen has a thread count of about 18-20 threads per cm, so it's possible to do both counted stitches and "free" stitches. The cloth I ordered has about 19 threads per cm. For those of you who live in the Netherlands: this shop is incredibly cheap compared to Dutch shops. In the Netherlands, people will usually ask about 35 euro per meter for high quality linen, and only this costed 11 euro per meter. Do take a look at their wool too, they sent me some samples of it and it looks beautiful. I will use linen embroidery thread from the Mulberry Dyer.

It's strange that you can't find these materials in the Netherlands....

7 comments :

penny stock tip said...

what happened to the other one?

Isis said...

ik koop ook af en toe bij naturtuche, maar ik had nog niet echt aandachtig naar hun linnen gekeken :)

Jerusha said...

What a wonderful price! Do they do mail order (to the states)?

Machteld said...

I ordered it by mail. I don't know if they ship to the usa, better take a look at their website

Peter said...

Hey Isis

I've started to blog in English now - just for you :)

TeresaP said...

Machteld - do you have an email address I could ask you about a project I am doing for my local Embroiderer's Guild? I have to make a small plaque depicting Greenland and I wondered if you could tell me what type of embroidery might be suitable for that country? Sorry for posting here.

Caithlinn said...

Actually, the shop is in Germany... not the Netherlands. But I agree, they have fabulous fabrics...

Caithlinn

P.S. Did you end up doing something with the silk velvet I ordered for you ages ago? Just curious....

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