I didn't have a lot of vintage embroidered linens in my collection to use with my embroidery, so I did a little search on Ebay, and managed to win this collection, for just a small amount of money.
I wasn't quite sure what I was going to get, as the picture wasn't the best, but I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the package.
This fine stitching has all been done by hand,
and so has this cutwork. It's amazing to think of the patience and skill involved in doing this with a cotton pillowcase.
They are all now waiting to go into the washing machine, I wasn't so impressed with the smell of tobacco that hit me as I opened the envelope. Hopefully, they will soon smell a bit sweater and add a little something to future embroidery projects.