Last week, I had the opportunity to attend a Gayle Warwick linen trunk show at Gramercy. Gayle's line of table and bed linen is, in two words, simply breathtaking. Made of the finest quality cotton and linen, the line is truly special thanks to the amazing embroidery that decorates the napkins, cloths, and bedding. Gayle's linens are embroidered by craftswomen in Vietnam, a country where needlework has a long and storied tradition. Using both silk and at times metallic thread, the Vietnamese embroiderers are responsible for bringing Gayle's inspired designs to fruition. Needless to say, these linens are so exquisite and so well-made that you'll be passing these down to your children.
Gayle's website is currently under construction, so make sure to check back for photos and updates on her latest collections. In the meantime, if you have any questions about the linen featured here, you can contact Gramercy for more information.
Now, if only I could figure out what I should buy. A difficult decision indeed!
These photos show napkins and mats that are part of a jewel inspired collection.
Two different runners embroidered with fruits and vines. Photos don't really capture the impressive gradation in color of the grapes. Stunning.
Other examples of embroidered borders and motifs.
Beautiful hemstitching that is all done by hand.
Bags, perfect for jewelry and delicates, are embroidered with small, colorful paisley.
All photos by Jennifer Boles for The Peak of Chic