Heather of heatherjeanny has been known for a long time in Providence and national craft circles for her beautiful screen printed stationery. (I *might* have tried to convince her to print some on bedding so I could literally DREAM inside her design. *might*)
But things change, and Heather's keen eye is no exception. This, gentle reader, is no stationery:
Whoa. This requires some explaining. Heather calls these beauties Antimacassar Scarflettes -- a necklace/scarf made from a vintage doily. Rad.
Heather gave a little history:
"Antimacassars came into popularity in the Victorian era. Women spent countless hours crafting these beautiful pieces, each stitched by hand in a manner that no machine could ever replicate. Delicate, beautiful and unique like tactile snowflakes, they are a great example of something utilitarian made beautiful by skilled hands.
Heather searches far and wide for vintage antimacassars with good design. She knows what Brimfield means, okay?
What happens next?
"I dye each one with professional grade dyes that form a permanent, molecular bond to the fibers. These dyes will not fade or rub off. The piece is then finished with a simple chain or clasp and a single, vintage glass bead."
Now you can own one to wear to the club or Saturday night's dinner party. Come to the Providence Flea this weekend, meet sweet Heather, and get in on the Antimacassar Scarflette craze!