We all have memories from our childhood, mine are of my mother’s haberdashery shop, collecting pieces of fabrics from my Nanna and mother’s lives and sewing creations using an antique sewing machine or by hand with what I had collected. This is where my love of fabrics and handkerchiefs (hankies) began.
My mother has always given handkerchiefs to me since I was very young and I still have them, her mother gave them to her and her sisters, they have been a constant gift within our family.
I love handkerchiefs, a strong vibrant fabric you love that wouldn’t suit a large garment (or you wouldn’t wear!) can be used as a handkerchief. They are a small piece of fabric that say so many things; a handkerchief can be simple, elaborate, stylish, classic, funky - it can be a reflection of your personality or complete an outfit. They are an essential accessory, whenever you see someone with a nice hankie there is a sense of style. I never leave home without one! H x