A lovely customer sent me these photos of linens she inherited:
Mona says, “I talked to my mom, (she is 92) about this, and she said that Irène Brochu had a shop in her home, but that the tablecloth was handmade in Gaspé by a woman in the “rangs”, rural roads in the Quebec countryside. I believe she wove the cloth, and made the edges by drawing out about 1/2 inch of warp or weft and then gathering the remaining threads in bundles. Irene apparently sold these handmade products in her boutique.”
Beautiful, simple drawn-thread-work.
It is wonderful to me that this homespun and hand-loomed cloth looks the same the world over! Thank you so much Mona for sharing.