Some past favourite one-off pieces
...that found homes before they reached the website
This shirt was made from a patchwork of recycled embroidered cotton and linen tablecloths. It has a large patch pocket, a hanging loop and slightly mismatched found yellow buttons.
I'd been collecting vintage linen tea towels for some time before I had just the right ones to patchwork together to make this shirt. Imagery includes wildflowers, British trees, cocktails and strawberries
Another shirt made from recycled linen tea towels. This one features fresh cream recipes and signs of the zodiac, strawberries, old English pub signs, nautical flags and has a map of Cornwall on the back. It sold at Goodwood Revival 2023
The quality of this French linen bedsheet was incredible - so heavy. Can't imagine what the thread count must have been! Also the embroidery was so dense and thick, it was tricky to cut and sew through. But I did! I particularly like the two large pockets with a little bit of ladder work on each. It sold at Goodwood Revival 2023.
I made this patchwork hand-quilted top from various cotton and linen offcuts in shades of blue. This is the back view
This bodywarmer/gilet was made out of a blue reclaimed quilt. I love the big pockets and those amazing autumn leaves!
I found a set of pastel-coloured linen napkins and made this boxy top out of them, with a few extra bits added in. It has random binding and coral-coloured poppers
This jacket started life as a Laura Ashley quilt. The pink check you see here was the back of the quilt and the other side is pink patchwork, meaning the jacket is reversible
I made this top out of a beautiful linen checked tablecloth with floral embroidery on each corner
The 1930s appliqué tablecloth that I cut this top from needed the pattern pieces laying out very carefully to make the most of the design. It ended up in Australia
I made a few pieces out of one quilt. This jacket has asymmetric button fastenings (reclaimed of course) and patterned binding made out of vintage fabric
I'm especially fond of this one as it's one of the first tablecloth tops I made
I made this in 2021 for an art exhibition and called it Life Jacket. It's hand quilted and features places I've lived, holidayed in etc cut from souvenir tea towels and tablecloths