Lovely french metis (linen and cotton) sheet with an art deco motif probably from the 1930s or 1940s.
The monogram of NC is done in beautiful bourdon stitching with bead like roundels accenting the style.
A row of pulled threadwork runs across the width of the sheet at one end. It has been hand hemmed.
The sheet is in very good condition with no tears or stains. The fabric is tightly woven with a slightly nubbly feel. The colour is soft and creamy white.
Size: 313 cm x 253cm (123 in x 99 in)
Weight: 1.754 g (3lbs 86 oz USA)
These beautiful sheets are perfect for use as drop sheets, curtains, duvet covers and for many craft activities.
Metis is the french union of linen and cotton usually in the blend of 65% linen and 35% cotton. Often called the workhorse of bedding because it is a very durable fabric that wears well and gets softer with washing.
Wash your sheet in a gentle soap detergent or wool mix. It can be tumble dried on a low heat setting. It also loves being hung out in the sunshine and the colour lightens with washing. If you want to have the sheet sitting beautifully in your cupboards then place your sheet on the bed and run a warm iron over it.
Linen is a wonderful environmentally friendly fabric, that is warm in winter and cool in summer.