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The Linen Cat
The Linen Cat

“Beautiful British Textiles”

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  • Green Auricula Flower Brooch

    Green Auricula Flower Brooch

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    £13.50 2 in stock

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  • Double Red Rose Brooch

    Double Red Rose Brooch

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    £12.00 3 in stock

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  • Little Trio of Gold Doves

    Little Trio of Gold Doves

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    £14.50 2 in stock

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  • Red Robin Trio

    Red Robin Trio

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    £14.50 3 in stock

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  • Little Birds Blackcurrant Trio

    Little Birds Blackcurrant Trio

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    £14.50 2 in stock

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  • Acorn Hanging Decoration

    Acorn Hanging Decoration

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    £13.50 1 in stock

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  • Gold Lavender Bird

    Gold Lavender Bird

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    £7.50 1 in stock

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  • Red Rose Tweed Purse

    Red Rose Tweed Purse

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    £34.00 1 in stock

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  • Christmas Dove Apron

    Christmas Dove Apron

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    £33.00 2 in stock

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  • Red Shoes Ballet Mouse

    Red Shoes Ballet Mouse

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    £30.00 1 in stock

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  • Velvet Rose Purse

    Velvet Rose Purse

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    £34.00 2 in stock

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  • Silk Victorian Purse

    Silk Victorian Purse

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    £35.00 1 in stock

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  • Christmas Vintage Stocking

    Christmas Vintage Stocking

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    £22.00 1 in stock

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  • Bright Silk Christmas Mice

    Bright Silk Christmas Mice

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About The Linen Cat

The Linen Cat

The Linen Cat offers a collection of textile designs with an emphasis on style and quality. All my designs are made by hand, I aim to create beautiful gifts in limited stock that I hope will be appreciated and treasured.

Since early childhood I have had an interest in art and textiles having been taught embroidery by my Grandmother and sewing by my Mother both of whom have been a big influence; I prize my collection of tapestries, vintage buttons and bits and bobs that I inherited from them and my house is scattered with their homemade makes. I've always known that my career would be based in art and the natural progression was an Art Foundation Course followed by a degree in Theatre Design, specialising in Costume. I enjoy crafting in many forms, from sewing to millinery and I love to try new ideas.

I decided to set up The Linen Cat when my children were young, I wanted to get back to designing and sewing and combine them with working from home. My work is constantly evolving, according to my current interests, but I like to think there is a continuity of style and I'm often told things are unmistakably 'The Linen Cat', which I'm rather proud of.

Inspiration comes from nature, my love of textiles and anything vintage. I'm an avid collector and have collected everything from books to antique clothing since I was young which is often reflected in my work; my rather idyllic childhood of being brought up in the beautiful countryside of the Yorkshire Dales is also often evident. I like simple designs with bright accents that show off the fabrics and my preference is for natural fibres, especially linen, tweed and silk; I'm constantly on the lookout for new materials and spend far too long sorting old buttons into glass jars!

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you wish to discuss an order, I would be pleased to help.Visit my blog to find out more.

Beth Foster

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    Reviewed by Fiona

    resplendent! thanks beth - a very well received gift (boo) as ever! x

    Reviewed by Spacedaisy

    Bought as a gift for a lavender loving friend, very well made and smells of gorgeous fresh lavender (and I'm not generally a lover of the scent of lavender myself!). Beautifully packaged & presented which is important as you know the seller cares about their craft. My first purchase through Folksy and a very positive experience. Thank you :)

    Reviewed by shepherdess24

    two years later......I would like to tell you this magnificent bird is still looking as fresh and as gorgeous as when I received it. It gives an outstanding performance among long dried grasses in a tall vintage jug.... among other embroidered cute birds. Delighful. Renewed thanks!