2015—Fine Linen

In 1960, my Mom won a first place ribbon at the Sonoma County Fair for her handwoven fine linen tablecloth. We ate many special family meals on this tablecloth and I now own it, although I don’t entertain using fine linen so it is unlikely to ever be used again…except as a photography prop or background. I discovered there are a few wine stains and oil spots that have accumulated in the fifty-five years that have passed since she wove it. The closeup shot reveals that the tiny gold wrapped linen threads accenting the piece are starting to lose their sheen but I decided to celebrate with a macro photograph of it today because we have accepted an offer on her house and, perhaps just as important, have found a new owner for her maple floor loom.


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