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Reclaiming Vintage Hankies

A project in Cambridge, NY by Maria Wulf

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I'm hoping to rediscover vintage hankies and reclaim them to make scarves, pillows etc. I want to liberate hankies from our attics.
Backers: 123
Average Pledge Per Backer: $43

Funded: $5,315 of $4,000
Dates: Feb 21st -> Mar 23rd (30 days)
Project By: Maria Wulf
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Latest News

JC Penny Hankie

March 20th - via:
I came across this hankie when I was washing and ironing some of my stash today.  So how old is it to have a JC Penny sticker on it with a hand written price of 19 cents?  (Read More)

What to do with all those hankies

March 18th - via:
Wet hankies ready to be spun in the washing machine  I came across a page on Pinterest that has a bunch of ideas for what to do with Vintage Hankies. You have to scroll down towards the bottom to see the hankies, here's a link if you want to take a... (Read More)

Bird In A Gilded Cage

March 14th - via:
Bird in a Gilded Cage Hankie  I almost overlooked this faded and torn hankie as I was sorting through some of the boxes that have been sent to me since I started this project.  But the yellow caught my eye.  Then I saw the bird cages and flowers... (Read More)

A Vintage Hankie Scarf For Me

March 14th - via:
This is the scarf I'm keeping for myself.  I have four Vintage Hankie Scarves that I used in the Kickstarter video.  I've decided to keep this one for myself.  You can see a figure peeking out on the left side.  That hankie is from Switzerland... (Read More)

Hankie In An Envelope

March 13th - via:
 This hankie was folded in a pretty envelope with a green and gold pattern on it and came in a box with a bunch of other hankies.  Now I can't remember who gave it to me.  After sending out a thank you card or a potholder or notecards as a trade,... (Read More)

Helen's Hankies

March 11th - via:
 Today I got an envelope in the mail with a beautiful bunch of hankies from Helen. Her note said simply, "Hope you can use these in your art".  The colors are vibrant and I could see using them all together in the same scarf.  Then there are the... (Read More)

Lady in a Hankie

March 7th - via:
One of the many beautiful hankies Stacie sent me  Stacie sent me a message here on Kickstarter asking if I wanted some hankies from MN.  She and her daughters used them to decorate the house (what fun!) and now they decided they wanted me to have... (Read More)

Healing Hankies

March 2nd - via:
Mary's Mother's Hankies I just got an envelope of Vintage Hankies from Mary in Texas.  They belonged to her mother and wanted me to have them.  She told me that her mother always carried a hankie and when she died, Mary wanted to do something... (Read More)

Boy On An Elephant

February 27th - via:
 I have a box full of hankies that were given to me by different people.  I just need to wash and sort them.  This is one of those hankies.  (Read More)

PIcture Day Hankey

February 26th - via:
Kathy's Squirrel hankie that I made into a pillow  This is the first pillow I made out of a Vintage Hankie.  Kathy sent me the hankie and asked if I could make something from it.  She told me the story of how in kindergarten she took this hankie... (Read More)

Snow White

February 24th - via:
Snow White  Uta, one of my blog readers, gave me a big box of sewing notions and fabric.  Inside the big box was a small shoe box covered in shelf paper with lilacs on it.  Inside that box was a bunch of hankies, some of them  from Uta's... (Read More)

On Top of The Situation

February 23rd - via:
 Suzy was good enough to translate this hankie for me.  It means "On Top of the Situation" or "Above the Situation".  Sure makes sense.  Thanks Suzy.  (Read More)

Thank You!

February 23rd - via:
Hand embroidered detail from one of my Vintage Hankies  Well, this morning I reached my goal of $4000.00.  And I have all of you to thank.  So Thank You!  So very Much! My mind is already abuzz with ideas for the hankies I have and the hankies I... (Read More)

Uber der Situation?

February 22nd - via:
Translation anyone?  I tried too Google "Uber der Situation, but that didn't work.  So if any one knows what it means, I'd love to know.  This is just another of the very special hankies that was given to me in a whole box of hankies.  Love the... (Read More)

Wine not Wind

February 21st - via:
 I meant "Wine" not "Wind". Wine and Cat Vintage Hankie.    But I haven't figured out how to go back and edit my last update.  I'm sure a month from now I'll have it all figured out.   (Read More)

Wind and Cat Vintage Hankie

February 21st - via:
 This is one of the Vintage Hankies that someone sent to me.  I think this one will have to be a pillow.  Aren't the glasses at the top great! I  want to thank you all for your pledges.  I'm now at 51% of my goal for my project.  (Read More)

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