First, before you even start reading, know that I am not disappointed in any of this linen. I love every single piece of it. Second, the nature of hand dyed fabric is that it’s rarely exactly the same, even if it’s a fairly solid fabric. Throw in mottling and it’s often a big surprise. I’ve learned that if there’s a color I think I’m going to love, I need to order a full yard of it when I see it.
Several months ago, I saw Fox & Rabbit’s Duxbury linen on a website. I think it was mentioned that some of it was a bit wildly mottled and some of it was not and the blurb said we could request the level of mottling we wanted. I could be all wrong but that’s what I’m remembering. I requested medium mottling and this is the piece I received.
It was a larger piece and I’ve cut off some of it for another project.
The more I’ve worked with it, the more I love it and I thought . . I’d like to have some with a little more mottling so when I saw that a shop I like had a full yard of it, I ordered it and this is what I received.
It hardly had any mottling but I love it and I know it will be perfect for a sampler. I thought about it for a few days and then figured . . I’m going to order another yard if they still have it and see what I get.
This is the second yard!
Then, I decided to order one more yard from a different shop and see what I got.
It’s hard to compare with the fabrics all separate but here’s a piece of Duxbury I’ve started stitching on, placed on top of one of the pieces I received recently.
Kind of a big difference but I love them both!
Here are all the pieces I’ve received recently together – all Fox & Rabbit’s Duxbury.
If I ever come across one of those wildly mottled pieces of Duxbury, I’m going to buy it. The more solidish tonal pieces are much easier to use but I love the splotches of color. For now, I don’t need to be buying any more linen til at least next year!