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.
I have had a large fix today for my haberdashery obsession! this is just the start. My favourite " hunter gatherer " called me to say she had rather a big consignment and she was not exaggerating ! so I have many happy hours of playing ahead and rather more rug tools than I ever could imagine so lets hope rug making is hot news! I love all the packaging and strange items and funny gadgets . A few more bits for our collection of things we can't bear to part with I will need a special set of drawers soon Lizzie.