Thursday, July 16, 2015

Vintage Mattress Ticking...

Vintage Mattress Ticking and "Tending Her Garden" Punch Needle Design by Rose Clay at
"Tending Her Garden" Punch Needle Design

There is just something crisp, clean and
refreshing about mattress ticking.  I love to
see pillows, kitchen towels and furniture, 
in all different shades of this wonderful stripe.

Clutch Made From Mattress Ticking -

This small clutch has been made from
mattress ticking.  You can read about 
the details at "Hand Embroidered Bag".

Vintage Mattress Ticking -

I have been fortunate enough to have had
dear friend offer me some of her 
vintage mattress ticking !
What a great friend (Thanks Starr).

Vintage Mattress Ticking -

I am dreaming of a finish for one of my
punch needle designs, using some of this
"gifted" mattress ticking...

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We woke up to sunshine and some very
cool temps this morning.
I ride my bike to the Post Office early
each morning to deliver packages.
It was in the 'refreshing' 50's this morning !
Sweater weather in July ;)

Have a creative day !


  1. Buy that friend some ice cream! Great great fabric. Love the little clutch too.

  2. Wow that is so cool for July isn't it? I love ticking too. I am always on the look for it. I think it looks so good made up into pillows, and pin keeps.
    I am so glad you are having a very nice summer.
    Every thing looks so pretty.

  3. Wonderful work and love the vintage pillow would Polly Minick!!!!

  4. That last piece of brown & blue ticking is beautiful! Looks like it will perfectly compliment that work in progress you gave a sneak peek of! :-)

  5. Oh I love ticking too!! The cool weather sounds lovely...we are sweltering here. The Studio still a work in progress requiring a trip to The Container Store yesterday. But it will have to wait as my daughter is coming in today for a weekend of wedding work. December will be here before you know it & I still don't have my dress!

  6. love ticking of all kinds.It just gives you a great feeling. I love the faded warm feeling.. red khaki and cream is my favorite combination.
    Your weather sounds lovely. We have had high 90's with heat index of 105 for a week now and lots if rain and wind. just crazy.

    I can tell your new design will be great just from the name..

  7. Hi Rose,
    Yes, I love ticking too and have some old pieces that I hoard, just waiting for the right project!! You have a very sweet and generous friend and the colors are wonderful!!! Lucky you!!
    How I would love to have some of your weather!! At least it is a bit cooler here today.....mid 80's and a forecast of rain, which we need so badly out here in CA!!
    Take care and enjoy your Sunday!
    Warm Hugs~

  8. Lovely ticking. What a great friend.
    Hugs :)

  9. mattress ticking is so sweet. when I'm back in the studio, I have some for a quilt back and the anticipation is as good as the work.


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