I embroidered linen with silk following the pattern in the needlework bag kit by Alyce Schroth Sampler Recreations. (I'm a big fan of her beautiful and affordable hand dyed silks.)
I had a scrap of green linen that I had used to make a petticoat awhile back. I'm using this for the lining because a) I thought the colors complimented the embroidery and b) the lighter weight of this linen seems nice with the heavier weight of the embroidered linen. I know silk is found more frequently in museum collections but, for my purposes (i.e.: durability and coordinating with the fashion fabric) the green linen seemed a decent choice and keeping in the lines of historical accuracy since both fabrics are 100% linen.
Forthcoming - constructing and sewing the bag.