I am an antique textile dealer and also make things from a variety of my textiles,usually things that are distressed and can be recycled to extend their life and enjoy their beauty or workmanship.
I buy antique quilts exstensively ,log cabin pattern is my favourite. "Paisley" shawls are another passion of mine,even the damaged ones find a good home with me! love the colours, so rich.
I have a soft spot for anything in wool, must be my Northern roots and upbringing,Blankets, sweaters, tweeds and felts , the more rustic the better.
Lizzy and I share a love of French linen and textiles and have a joint collection , " Franglais " which we source together on our travels, bedlinens , soft furnishings , sheets for curtains , the more rustic the better we like them Handwoven linens and hemps from the 19th cent. wonderful shirts and chemises.
Ref. " show us your sheds " Sara's with all mod cons !
My friend Sara lives on the cliffs overlooking Portland Harbour and is a great gardener and also a very artistic maker of all manner of things.This is her shed and as you see it has all mod cons ! Sara will be at Our Christmas Market with some lovely hand made goodies sharing with Eileen felt maker and textile artist extraordinaire Their stall will be one to put on your list for some perfect gifts