GIFT-WRAPPED in biodegradable cellophane
When I got my hands on samples of these fabric (all organic, of course), I knew these would make great hankies. What I did not anticipate was the actual challenges of cutting and sewing them.
Double Gauze (roses motif, left picture) is made up of two different fabrics stitched together at the selvedge and kept in place throughout the width with stab stitches (holes stamped through both fabrics). As the line of weave was not attached at the double selvedge at right angles, it was difficult to get straight lines down the weft. I don’t know if this is a feature or just that bit of fabric that I was sent. As the pattern is printed and not woven into the fabric, I cannot even take guidance from the prints.
Likewise with the batiste (picture on right, above). This ultra-soft and sheer fabric is, like silk, very slippy making it immensely difficult to cut and to sew. However, the end-result is a super-soft and very pretty hankie that I will be proud to use in the poshest of places.
These hankies are made using the tedious ‘cut-iron-cut-sew-cut-sew-iron’ method. We have a small stock of Gift Packs. I've hunted high and low and managed to find some plastic-free cellophane. I've fashioned the crinkly biodegradable cellophane into an 'envelope' and stuck it down with paper labels. No plastic in sight. They will make a lovely eco-friendly gift for a lovely eco-friendly person.
NB. I only buy these fabrics in small quantities so these hankies are really 'limited edition'.
2-Pack 2018 (one of each, Gift Wrapped): £7.00