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Thursday, September 04, 2008

Mustard & Catsup: A Hand-Rolled Hem Headkerchief





This headkerchief was inspired by the Purl Bee's hand-rolled handkerchief. I didn't really follow their directions, 'cause I was out in the world without a computer — but mine was fun to make, with its whip-stitched edge. I made it with roughly 1/2 of a fat quarter of batik fabric that I got at one of my LYFs, Round Robin Fabrics. It even had little bits of wax still on it (at first I thought it was kid schmutz, but I remembered what it was from my own adventures in batik).

I don't make it over to the other side of town much, but each time I find myself at RRF, I really enjoy the store and its owner, Robin. We talk quilting, craft blogs, and kids — just like here, but IRL.


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Blogger Anna - Three Sneaky Bugs said...

Lovely babushka. I just may need to make myself one of those. Looks perfect for cleaning days or camping.

Thu Sep 04, 06:16:00 PM PDT  
Blogger belle epoque said...

oh pretty! i love it.

Thu Sep 04, 07:38:00 PM PDT  
Blogger mimulus said...!

Thu Sep 04, 09:02:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Harpa J said...

Very pretty!

Fri Sep 05, 02:26:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Project Pink Suitcase said...

I love the batik flower pattern in red and white!

Fri Sep 05, 08:56:00 AM PDT  
OpenID fiveflowers said...

lovely fabric... i need to head over there one of these days.
love the last few posts too, my dear! and TTFN to you too!

Fri Sep 05, 09:10:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Spare Ribbon said...

My family is from Europe and so I have seen many of those in my day. :) They always made me smile when I saw my 96 year old great grandmother wearing it to go to the grocery store. :)

Fri Sep 05, 07:49:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Victoria said...

Cool, just what i was thinking about today...rolled hems... haven't done that before...

Fri Sep 05, 08:15:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Knitsonya said...

All that hand stitching! Gah. It is very lovely way to showcase that beautiful fabric.

Fri Sep 05, 09:40:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Catherine said...

Perfect for bad hair days!

Sat Sep 06, 08:29:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Regina said...

Love it! Especially the rolled hem.

Mon Sep 08, 08:25:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Angelina said...

I love the headkerchief on you. That picture is wonderful. I came across a picture of my mom in the late seventies wearing a head scarf and she looked like a timeless beautiful peasant woman. You look the same in this picture.

Sat Sep 13, 09:25:00 AM PDT  
Blogger dulcet_ambrosia said...

I love your blog! I've been lurking for a long time and I think your crafts are fun and often very pretty. Thank you for sharing with the world.

Sun Sep 21, 10:03:00 AM PDT  

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