In my search for some appropriate Irish-themed prizes for the St Patricks Blogging Carnival (I did mention that before – just a few times!) I came across this piece of natural (un-bleached) linen. It was quite a large piece, and at first I thought it might be a table centre piece. I love linen in this natural colour, so when I was paying for it I was surprised that it came up on the register as a linen scrim.
For those who aren’t sure a scrim is a cleaning cloth which is great for cleaning windows as it leaves no smears or fluff behind, and apparently some window-cleaners would not be without one. I suppose it is the orginal version of one of those micro-fibre clothes.
Whilst looking on-line however I discovered than these days linen scrim is used by some needle-crafters to embroider on, and I can see how effective this could be. Scrim was also the name given to any fabric which would be used as a sheer window covering (the original net curtains!).
So my show and tell for today is linen scrim.
For more linen links try these
History of Irish Linen
Irish Linen (Wikipedia) (the Linen Museum pictured is where I purchased the linen scrim)
Linen for curtains today
Linen scrim for cleaning windows from one of my favourite on-line UK shops.
If you want to win one, either for your windows or for a crafting project, please come back between 17th and 21st March, and join in my St Patrick’s Day Blogging Carnival – any post related to how you do (or don’t!) celebrate St Patrick’s Day which also links back to the carnival and is added to the Mr Linky will have a chance of winning a variety of prizes.
For lots more Show and Tell visit Kelli at There’s No Place Like Home.
Tomorrow the final prize for the Bloggy Carnival will be announced – here’s a hint – a handmade personalised piece of jewelery.