REQUEST FROM THE WEBSHOP:
If your parcel has not arrived on time for Christmas, and the order was placed at least 24h before Royal Mails recommended shipping times,
please email me directly (not Tictail or their review system) and I will give immediate support.
Most parcels have arrived record quick this season, but some are slow.
I can help trace the parcel if you contact me. The email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note there is a shipping break between 1/1 and 8/1. Orders up until 30th (afternoon) this week will be shipped on the 31st of December.
Orders after 5pm Sunday the 30th of December will be shipped on the 9th of January.
Best wishes and Happy New Year!
PS Thank you for all the lovely messages so far : )
Last shipping dates recommended by Royal Mail for Christmas delivery is:
USA / Friday 14/12
Sweden / Saturday 15/12
Mainland Europe / Monday 17/12
UK / Thursday the 20th of December, or Special Delivery on Saturday 22/12.
Between 1/1 and 8/1, we have a short shipping holiday. You can order during this time, and we will post letters and parcels on the 9th of January.
VINTAGE YARN FOR HEIRLOOM STITCHING
Linladan is Swedish for flax barn:
The threads on this website are from flax grown and spun in the heart of Sweden's textile industrial area in the 1960's. As the factory closed down, the remaining yarn was hidden away in a haberdashery stockroom for decades.
Finding and learning about Linblomman linen threads led me to old Swedish embroidery companies, one of them an especially intriguing textile house called Nordiska, established in 1879, and it's lost archive. This major collection of original drawings, pattern charts and embroidered samples has now been found, saved in an old linen factory, just outside Sweden's "textile town". In the past two years, apart from spending countless hours on a floor in a room full of marvellous mid century patterns, I have met and spoken to a few of the artists that worked for Nordiska, many of them still practising textile artists, some well into their eighties. All are wonderful women, strong, creative, with a lot of knowledge. Over this winter I'll continue to talk with the artists, and in March 2019, welcome to come and see our exhibition at the ICHF Fashion & Embroidery, NEC Birmingham.
An old Scandinavian proverb tells "Ull blir mull och lin blir gull",
(Wool becomes dust, flax becomes gold) and we have found the latter to be true: linen stays beautiful and strong, ready for stitching now or in 50 years.
Thank you to everyone who came by at the shows this year!
The first event of the 2019 is in London, Olympia Knitting & Stitching Show.
Welcome to send an email to linladan.embroidery (at) gmail.com or call Tanja at +44(0)7498734166 between 9am and 12 noon, weekdays.