Primitive Early Antique Inspired Linen Wall Pocket with Autumn Prairie Flowers
Want something different for Autumn......well, here it is. This antique ~ inspired wall pocket was created with Fall in mind and I used rich, deep earth tones that really capture the colors of the season. Linen was the fabric of choice as the texture and weave look so primitive, not to mention the history behind it. Flax is used in linen and has steadfast roots in this country dating back to the early settlements. It was a law that everyone who had a homestead must plant at least an acre of flax as this was a necessary staple during that time. The flax was harvested and then spun on a flax spinning wheel for clothing.
I gently aged the linen and hand ~ stitched this onto a template. The top was a little tricky but I am thrilled with the cross ~ over pattern used to add dimension and interest to the fabric. The acorns are fashioned from old wool and have hand ~ stitched accents. A old clothespin attached to the edge of the pocket holds a spray of flax and broom corn that gently lay just above the acorns.
A nice primitive assortment of dried flowers that include, oriental poppies from my friend's garden, rye, and pumpkin (Chinese Lanterns) were placed in the pocket. These drieds lend so much contrasting color to this piece boasting deep russets, buttermilk & dark chocolate brown tones. The pocket is open at the bottom however, the stems on the flowers are long enough when they will stay put and should not fall out.
This creation has a piece of homespun wool used as a hanger and would look "primitively perfect" hung on a wall or from a shaker peg. Hand ~ wrought just for you and keeping to tradition, this wall pocket will bring a warm homespun look to your Autumn homestead! :) Enjoy!
Measurements are 10 1/2" Tall & 4" across.
~Freight (Standard Mail) included, however Insurance is optional and can be purchased @ checkout ~ within the continental U.S.