oldyarns

musings+makings.

Brisbane, Australia · 109 Sales

oldyarns

musings+makings.

Brisbane, Australia 109 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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(64)
Shop owner

Kristina

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Announcement   happy happy new year! B I G sale to make way for new beginnings, projects & opportunities! half price on bags from last year's collection, shop the S A L E section.

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100s + 1000s: a small happy collection. inspired by dappled sunshine, dancing in circles on spring days, thrown confetti + bites of fairy bread: a rainbow of polka dot merriment for little + big.

more coming soon.

Announcement

happy happy new year! B I G sale to make way for new beginnings, projects & opportunities! half price on bags from last year's collection, shop the S A L E section.

O O O

100s + 1000s: a small happy collection. inspired by dappled sunshine, dancing in circles on spring days, thrown confetti + bites of fairy bread: a rainbow of polka dot merriment for little + big.

more coming soon.

Kristina

Contact shop owner

Kristina

Reviews

No reviews in the last year

Anonymous on Feb 9, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you so much for the effortless transaction :)

Anonymous on Feb 4, 2011

5 out of 5 stars

Brilliant item. Adore it. Pruxxx

Anonymous on Jan 3, 2011

5 out of 5 stars

Great quality, was well recived

Anonymous on Jan 3, 2011

5 out of 5 stars

Great quality, was well recived

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Shop policies

Last updated on February 21, 2011
welcome to oldyarns. reclaimed linens. etsy store. take your time and look around. we do hope you find a piece you like and take a reclaimed linen home for you & your family.

oldyarns. reclaimed linens. is a range of bed linens and home-wares using antique and vintage manchester sourced from all over the world. our inner bower-bird scours flea-markets, op-shops, antique stores, estate sales for old tea towels, hand towels, table cloths, runners, doilies, sheets and handkerchiefs - looking for a new home. many of these pieces, like hand crocheted doilies are not commonly used for their original purpose anymore, but it seems a shame for them to lie neglected. we marvel at the quality of their materials - pure linens, French, damask and Irish; blends like linen métis and hemp linen - and their craftsmanship - rolled hems, embroidered monograms, cut-work, all done by hand.

these linens carry the soul of the hands whom made them and speak of the tears wiped away, the dishes dried after a family homecoming dinner, a child wrapped warm after his bath, a hanky waved as the trained pulled from the station....

once we have found the original linen, we take pure linen fabric, vintage textile or even re-used potato sacks to create new pieces - pillowcases from a pair of antique French torchons (tea towels), a baby throw from a monogrammed hand towel, cushion covers with a cross stitched doily, cushions and grocery bags using souvenir vintage tea towels. Finishing touches are added with a monogram ribbon, self-covered buttons and cotton tape.

these linens are made for those desiring a return to functional home-wares made of quality and integrity - their added gift is asking us to imagine the march of life they have witnessed on their journey. we have honoured their stories - their old yarns - by naming each collection after an old book: spring 2008/summer 2009 is the "The Golden Treasury of Longer Poems".

Accepted payment methods

Payment
I accept payment through PayPal or via direct deposit for buyers within Australia. Please email me upon purchase and I will forward you the bank account details.
Shipping
for australian customers purchases will be shipped with Australia Post by regular mail unless otherwise requested; delivery time is normally 2 to 5 days from dispatch, depending on location. please let us know if you require registered post.

international orders will be shipped air-mail by standard carrier; delivery time to the UK, Europe and US is normally 1 to 2 weeks from dispatch. please let us know if you require insurance.
Refunds and Exchanges
if you have any concerns about your oldyarns. reclaimed linen, please do not hesitate to contact us - we pride ourselves on our quality of craftsmanship & service. we are confident we can work something out. of course, as our pieces are made from reclaimed vintage & antique linens, some over 100 years old!, some slight variations & imperfections are inevitable. we believe these add to the story of our linens.