Hemstitch – Back to Basics
Imagine a cozy rustic house decorated with hemstitch linen and your young great-grandma holding an embroidery hoop and a hemstitch needle. Wood crackles in a fireplace, a soft howling of the blizzard is heard outside the window, and a masterpiece is born in the hands of the craftswoman – amazing lacy lines of pulled threads. This is how women’s clothes were decorated in days past. And it looked so elegant and exquisite! Nowadays, the fashion of the lace embroidery has returned because a handmade product expressing the identity of the master is worth its weight in gold. Such textile had become exclusive nowadays, and many housekeepers decorate their houses with items like hemstitch tablecloth, set of napkins and other textile products with beautiful lacy hemstitch.
The art of pulling threads – this is hemstitch!
It should be said that only strong fabric with simple weaving is used for hemstitching; they are easy to draw the thread from. These fabrics are linen, silk, batiste, cotton or canvas. After the seams are made on the surface of the fabric, a pattern is created. The rest of the threads are bundled in bunches of various sizes in shapes of tassels, columns or different reliefs - and that is done without any knots. Usually only 3 to 5 threads are bundled and this is a very delicate and masterful work; no wonder hemstitching is considered not just a handicraft but the true art. Besides, lacy patterns may be single or multi-row and they may be decorated with delicate multicolored needlework or beads to make them look even better.
Hemstitch is a must have for your stylish and elegant interior
Hemstitching craftswomen have to count threads, so this work demands attentiveness and patience. And you have no second chance in this craft or the harmony of the pattern will be disturbed. Hemstitch looks elegant not only on tablecloths and napkins but on bedding, drapes and kitchen curtains as well. An apartment decorated with such fabric always looks unique, fresh and authentic. Such home is filled with love, coziness, and warmth of the hearth; it’s a place you want to live in and enjoy every day.
In our store we offer elegant pure linen with hemstitch: tablecloths, runners, hemstitched linen dinner napkins and placemats.