Nano Day Four inspiration: Kate’s Linen Collar

Nano Day Four inspiration :Kate's Linen Collar

This collar was most likely commercially made, but Kate’s own tatted lacework graces the edges. It is of linen, and would be lovely on a light or a dark blouse. Again it ties around the neck, covering the top edge of the blouse. I tried it on for size, holding the tapes together at the back with my fingers. It fits just right, and lies beautifully flat. I can picture her ironing this with a flat iron pulled hot from the top of the coal stove. Can you see her holding the old glass bottle topped with a sprinkling head? She would have sprinkled the linen liberally with water before touching the iron to it. Linen loves humidity under the iron.

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About vst3in

I am a writer, avid reader, library techie, birder and runner. I make felt and teach others. I love colors and textures and birds and books. I'm working on a historical novel and reading lots of books for young people. I am running to get stronger, and I sail with my husband. This blog contains thoughts about all these things.
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