I have been working on this little side project for a few weeks now and I am so excited to announce the start of my new line for Plain Jane- the Heritage Collection. Each item in the collection is crafted from 100% linen and co-ordinating organic cotton- details like hand embroidery and leather accents are what makes these pieces special. A story accompanies each Heritage Collection piece- a piece of my childhood come to life in sturdy, useful textiles for the home.
The Plain Jane linen teat towel has gotten a bit of a makeover- the same gorgeous, heavy linen but in natural shades with more simple prints with some of fall's most iconic images. The addition of a leather loop in the middle of each tea towel is perfect for hanging to dry or display.
One of my favourite memories of fall - from when I was a child- is of our epic nature collections our Mom would hep us put together. My sister and I would collect as many seeds, pine cones, fallen leaves and nuts as we could find on our walks home- our Mom would then help us assemble the collections on poster board- the final touch was she would help us to identify and label each natural treasure. This Heritage tea towel is directly derived from that memory- the Oak leaves and acorn a symbol for those fall collection from my childhood.
I think the Heritage Collection pillow may be my favourite project to date- this is just a fun little decorative pillow- great for in a chair- nestled into the small of a back. Initially I started in on this embroidery project as a way to relax in the evening- I'm not really an embroidery person- or so I thought! Adorned with an iconic Canadiana symbol of a canoe and paddles this is reminiscent of many midnight paddles across Okanagan Lake- a warm summer breeze on my shoulders and the moon in front of me.
The final item in the Plain Jane Heritage Collection is this wee little pencil case- adorned with a cheeky Chickadee block print and embellished with a tiny bit of hand embroidery- this is a wonderful addition to anyone's work day! Inspired by my Gran's love of birds- I feel like this pencil case is something she would have liked in her sketch box.
I am so pleased at these special pieces and can't wait to add more to the line- currently each item is one of a kind and each image will be limited edition- so if you see something you like be sure to grab it while you can! These will all be up for sale in the shop later this afternoon- mean while if you are feeling inspired to create something of your own please have a look at my- yes my- new video made in conjunction with Julia Dilworth and Opus Framing and Art Supplies. I will admit I am super proud of what we made- it was a wonderful experience!