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Welcome to my Folksy shop in which you will find a variety of hand-stitched accessories for you and your home, many of which make lovely (and easy-to-post) gifts. I stitch in a variety of styles, combining traditional embroidery with other textile techniques such as felting, weaving, hand dyeing and silk painting. The re-purposing of vintage threads and fabrics, and the re-cycling of vintage linens and lace, are recurring themes and my listings include a small selection of vintage textile supplies.

Blanket from Vintage Linen and Crochet - White, pink and lilac

Blanket from Vintage Linen and Crochet - White, pink and lilac
£90.00 1 Available
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A beautiful blanket or throw, crafted from a carefully chosen vintage tablecloth and printed cottons, combined with crochet in white, lilac and green.

Squares featuring embroidered motifs were cut from a vintage tablecloth. The central square is new embroidery, worked in matching threads on a blank portion of the cloth. Additional squares were cut from printed cottons - some vintage. Each fabric square was blanket stitched to a backing of new fleece fabric to provide a 'blanket weight' and cosy feel. By working into the blanket stitches, each square panel was given a border of crochet using white, lilac and green yarns.These panels were crocheted together.

Several rounds of crochet, and a scalloped edging in white, complete the blanket.

This blanket represents more than 60 hours of work! It would look lovely as a coverlet for a single bed and could be used as a topper on a standard double - perhaps over a lovely vintage 'counterpane' .

Sent by Royal Mail special delivery.

Small repairs have been made to the vintage embroidery using matching threads. I have pre-washed this item on a cool wool cycle and then dried it (as flat as possible) in a warm place - this worked well and I would recommend the same approach. Pressing should not be necessary, but if you should wish to press, do so over a cloth ON THE RIGHT SIDE using a low heat (the fleece backing may not be ironed!)

Dimensions -

142 cm x 142 cm approx.


I have been experimenting with many ways of re-purposing vintage linens in my collection. I have made more traditional quilts. Many vintage textiles feature hand crochet, sometimes as inserts, attached by more or less the method which I have used, and often as lovely deep edgings to tablecloths and bed linens. I wanted to try and combine linens with crochet and the fleece backing to the squares proved the answer to achieving a warm and soft blanket feel.

Shipping & delivery

This item will be posted to you by Lynwoodcrafts within 5 days of receiving payment.

Shipping destination Cost Additional items
United Kingdom £10.00

Returns Policy

You have 14 days, from receipt, to notify the seller if you wish to cancel your order or exchange an item.

Unless faulty, the following types of items are non-refundable: items that are personalised, bespoke or made-to-order to your specific requirements; items which deteriorate quickly (e.g. food), personal items sold with a hygiene seal (cosmetics, underwear) in instances where the seal is broken.

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