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FRENCH VINTAGE HAND LOOMED LINEN GRAINSACK PILLOW

THIS PILLOW IS MADE FROM AN ANTIQUE GRAINSACK, BEIGE WHITE IN COLOR, WITH A RASPBERRY STRIPE, BEAUTIFULLY TEXTURED BUT STILL SOFT TO THE TOUCH

I HAVE INSET WITH A LOVELY SOFT COLORED PIECE OF FRENCH VINTAGE TICKING, WITH STRIPES, OF A PALE PINK/MAUVE COLOR, ON A RICH CREAM BACKGROUND WITH JUST A FIN GOLD STRIPE.

I HAVE ALSO ADDED A HEART IN THE SAME TICKING, FINISHED WITH A BLANKET STITCH WITH A CONTRASTING EMBROIDERY THREAD

IT IS ALSO HANDQUILTED TO PROVIDE A PROFESSIONAL FINISH

THE CUSHION MEASURES 22" BY 15" AND INCLUDES QUALITY PAD

IT IS BACKED IN ANTIQUE GOLDEN BEIGE HAND LOOMED LINEN, SLIGHTLY FLECKED, LOTS OF TEXTURE, BUT AGAIN SOFT TO THE TOUCH

THE SACKS I USE ALL FOUND HERE IN FRANCE ALL AT LEAST 80 TO 100 YEARS OLD


PERFECT FOR YOUR COUNTRY STYLED HOME

A TOUCH OF FRENCH INSPIRATION


see more French treasures in my sisters shop
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GRAIN SACKS

HISTORICALLY, LINEN GRAIN SACKS WERE PRODUCED ON THE FARM USING TRADITIONAL METHODS

AN AREA OF LAND WOULD BE SET ASIDE FOR GROWING HEMP OR FLAX

IT WOULD BE HARVESTED, SOAKED TO LOOSEN THE FIBERS, CLEANED AND THEN SPUN INTO THREAD

THESE THEN WOULD HAVE BEEN PATIENTLY HANDWOVEN AND MADE UP BY HAND

TO INDICATE WHICH FARM THEY COME FROM THESE SACKS WERE OFTEN WOVEN WITH COLOURED STRIPES,

RED, BLUE, INDIGO, BROWN, ROSE, CARAMEL ................


TO ENSURE THE FARMER GOT HIS OWN SACKS BACK FROM THE MILL

THE LADIES WOULD OFTEN HAND EMBROIDER THEIR INITIALS ON THEM

FRENCH GRAIN SACK vintage linen pillow.cushion.Vintage French Ticking, soft cream and pale pink

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: cotton, felt, french linen, french grainsack, ticking, french ticking, vintage grain sack, vintage ticking, grainsack, hand loomed linen, metis
  • Ships worldwide from Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Feedback: 66 reviews
  • Favorited by: 10 people

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