Should I so this down or not? It is too white? Too dominant? What would happen if I embroidered it on using red floss?
After receiving the linens from Ricë, I have been sorting, shuffling and reorganizing. This means I have been coming across stuff. It also means I have been handling the 'stuff of women'. I imagine what Ricë bought was her friends' hope chest items. Some of which I plan to use. The pillowcases are fabulous and won't wear thin for years to come and are just too pretty or too much time was put into them not to use them.
These seem to be kitchen towels, which will be used as cloth, perhaps even shirting material. I love the embroidered work on them.
Most of what I was sent are hankies, which I will use as hankies, in my artwork, and to dye. Many of the hankies are really pocket squares (of the womanly sort). But from what I can tell pocket squares and hankies are an interchangeable idea-the same name for a hemmed square. This needs to be looked into. Some of the squares have fancy lace edging, which makes me think they are pocket squares, while others have usable cloth right up to the hemmed edge. Did you know there were so many ways to fold a pocket square?