“So I was hanging out in vintage Slovakia and came across these hand embroidered tablecloths…”
But really, that’s sort of how this story starts.
The above wall hoops are made using – you guessed it – vintage hand-embroidered tablecloths. Here is the story of how they came to be, straight from Etsy seller Katarina:
“For a long time I have been collecting vintage hand made embroidery from Slovakia, where I am originally from. Embroidery is a very important part of Slovak folk cultural heritage. Typical techniques include broderie anglaise, drawn thread work, tambourd cut work and cross stitch. It is generally very rich in colour combinations, motifs and the craftsmanship gone into making it is absolutely amazing.
All of my wall art and pillow covers are made only from the best parts of vintage table clothes, bed linen, towels etc. that I have acquired over the years and were just to good to keep locked up in my closet. All of my items are one of a kind and hand made and I hope you will enjoy them as much as I enjoyed creating them.”
One of the best gifts a person can give, in my opinion, is one that has a rich history, and a deep personal for the artist. I’d like to think that, given that criteria, these wall hoops would make an excellent Mothers Day gift.