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.
Girls you really did yourselves proud yesterday! St Mary's Hall looked wonderful and I doubt has ever seen that much talent under one roof. This was our first Textile Orientated Christmas Market but hopefully we will do more, let me know your thoughts and if you would be interested in doing it again. It was a good happy atmosphere not as busy as the Rag Market but then there is a lot of Christmas things on this weekend, maybe people have to get to know that ours is different. Anyway thank you all for your support from Caroline and myself and hope to hear from you all
Saturday Feb 20Th is our next event The Bridport Rag Market so please let Caroline or myself know if you want your name on the list. These are Cally,s Santas made by her own fair hand