’Tis the season for lightweight fabrics and delicate details, and we’re tickled to see all the options for fashion and home that include eyelet. A quintessentially romantic technique, eyelet softens the edges of a room and adds a layer of visual interest.
The origins of eyelet are a bit sketchy, but it seems to have been developed in Europe as an offshoot of traditional cutwork sometime in the 1700s. It’s made by creating a tone-on-tone pattern (historically white thread on white fabric or ivory thread on ivory fabric, but these days, any color goes) of closely placed buttonhole stitches, and then carefully cutting away the fabric inside the holes. The resulting lacelike effect has both dimension and texture. Patterns vary widely, from miniscule florals to large modern geometrics.
We’re giving you a double dose of eyelet-inspired romance with today’s breakfast-in-bed giveaway. To win your own Pine Cone Hill Juliet duvet cover, standard shams and napkins, leave a comment below telling us your go-to breakfast-in-bed food. The giveaway starts on Thursday, May 10, and runs until 11:59 p.m. EST on Saturday, May 12. (View the full rules here.)
Congratulations to our winner, Jaybird from Texas! And a special thanks to Robin from Red.Neck Chic for referring Jaybird to Fresh American! Robin will be awarded the same prize plus one to give away on her blog, so make sure to visit her for another chance to win!