Christine Lewis x Housework

Linen Napkin in Blackberry Leaf-Rosemary with Oak-Iron Finish


Wonderfully tactile linen cloth napkins dyed with the leaves of blackberry and rosemary, earth salts, and tea, which are then swiftly dipped in a bath of oak tannins and iron to shift the color to an earthen pewter grey.

Sold individually to allow for mixing and matching.

Napkins also come in Avocado, Acorn with Painted Oak-Iron, and Two Tones of English Walnut.

Christine Lewis is a natural dyer, maker, and gardener from the UK whose approach to dyeing emphasizes a waste-free and efficient use of natural resources for creative use. This collaboration with Housework features her signature natural dyes paired with pure Lithuanian linen and cotton stitching. Each napkin is sewn and hand-dyed by the artist using plants she's grown in her garden, foraged, or received as food waste from the local community.

Materials: OEKO-Tex certified linen (naturally dyed with earth salts, tea, blackberry [Rubus] leaves and rosemary [Rosmarinus officinalis], painted with English oak [Quercus rober] tannins and iron), cotton thread.

Flax grown and woven in Lithuania. Napkins sewn and naturally dyed in England.

Unfolded, each napkin measures 16"x16".