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Irish Linen embroidered tablecloth

The perfect place to find vintage Irish Linens and Haberdashery

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At the heart of this curated collection has always been a passion for Irish Linen, the industry which employed my ancestors and was a giant for so long in my hometown of Belfast or ‘Linenopolis’.

I regularly bring new additions to the shop shelves, often from private collections or estate sales, mainly in Northern Ireland. Linens created by skilled craftsmen and women richly deserving our appreciation.

Irish Linen hand embroidered tea cosy cover


McBurney and Black began as a way of sharing a lifelong interest in textiles, Irish Linen in particular,

and includes an online store where you will find a wide assortment of antique and vintage linens, as well as a selection of Irish Linen threads and other haberdashery.

I'm constantly on a quest to find beautiful and unusual merchandise – unique pieces to delight and inspire you, whether you are an interior designer or stylist, a maker or bookbinder or simply a lover of beautiful textiles.

Take some time to look around, I do hope you’ll find something you love.

Spools of Barbour Irish Linen threads
VIntage art silk ribbon
1940s Mother of Pearl shell buttons

What our customers say.......

“A beautiful tablecloth. I will use this and treasure it for many years to come. Thank you."

Grace, Singapore

Knox Linen Thread
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