Lightweight and resilient, versatile and instantly recognizable, elegant and simple, linen is the most ancient and arguably the most noble of all textiles. Capitalizing on all the inherent virtues of this extraordinary material, renowned stylist and fashion designer Florence Le Maux has created a fresh, visually stunning book of hand-crafted projects that present linen in an original, modern light. Linen Crafts contains patterns and techniques for 40 varied projects, including a fringed tunic, a floral brooch, and a macramé bracelet for the body; a tasseled tea cozy, a painted tablecloth, and decorative menu holders for the table; a Moroccan-style cushion, a souvenir lamp, and embroidered curtains for the home; and a utility bag, a log carrier, and a quilted lounge cushion for the garden. Explained in clearly detailed instructions, the projects are all easy to make, some requiring less than an hour to complete. Appendices provide details on the types of linen, embroidery stitches, and simple techniques required. Whatever their use or style, the handmade treasures created with Linen Crafts will become only more beautiful with each passing year.
- ISBN: 9781584794967
- Publication Date: May 1, 2006