Roses and Frolic


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.

Roses (Double Gauze)

Frolic (Batiste)

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 ('Frolic', 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 require several steps to make: cut-iron-cut-sew-cut-sew-iron. We have a small stock of these packs. Two packs are strapped together with a strip of biodegradable cellophane. The rest are strapped together with a strip of brown paper as we do with most of our other hankies. They will make a lovely eco-friendly gift for a lovely eco-friendly person.


NB. I have run out of the 'Frolic' fabric, and this combination will not be repeated once this stock is gone. We will soon have Large Frolic Hankies in another combination.

Hankies at the top with brown paper, and the bottom with clear cellophane.

2-Pack Roses and Frolic (one of each): £7.00


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