Beautiful, high quality Legacy Linen in the popular 30 count size (15 sts to the inch). Use this fabric when you want real heirloom quality combined with a fabric durable enough for daily use. I offer two sizes: 18 x 36 inches (great for runners) and 36 x 36 inches (great for larger square cloths or multiple smaller cloths) and the following colors:
Sunflower Seed Dower Linen--a wheat-y, natural looking color in the fabulous old Dower linen version which is terrific for high quality, long-lasting table runners, cloths, and pillow covers
Coconut Macaroon Dower Linen--a slightly warmer white in the fabulous old Dower linen version which is terrific for high quality, long-lasting table runners, cloths, and pillow covers
Please note: Legacy Dower Linen has been discontinued by the manufacturer and I only have a small quantity of Coconut Macaroon and Sunflower Seed left. If you are looking for the highest quality linen for making items that will be able to stand the test of time, then you might want to consider stocking up as I'm not sure I will be able to get a similar grade of linen once this is gone.
NEW! Victoria Spongecake--a lovely, aged ivory color; this is the newer Legacy Linen and not quite as substantial as the Dower Linen (however, I do like that it's a bit easier to see the threads!). I am currently testing this fabric for durability and washing and will update this page once I've completed my tests.
The 18x36 size will give you two small 18x18 inch cloths (see Byzantine Meander Pattern Download for an example) and 36x36 will give you enough for either four 18 x 18 inch small cloths or one large 36 x 36 inch cloth which is a beautiful size for a coffee table or as an accent cloth on a dining room table (this is my favorite size for a really beautiful, heirloom embroidery). The count is 15-count, which is a bit finer than the 13-count size of our Traditional Groundcloth, so designs will work up finer and you may need to work an additional repeat of any given design.
Legacy Linen has a reputation as being one of the finest, longest-lasting counted thread fabrics on the market. It stands up to machine washing and will stand the test of time, so it is an excellent choice for your most special embroideries. When I am stitching something that I want to have a long lifespan and that can be machine washed, I always choose Legacy Linen.
Care: Machine wash on gentle cycle OR hand wash, lay flat to dry