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 reply from the Calderdale museum to say they have an example of the picture I have and it is cataloged as Fisherman and girl. So I have confirmation that it is a "mosaic " as I had thought and also that it is a recognised one so now I will try and value it.
These are two of my favourite pictures of Poundbury Buffy giving students from Hardy School her time and experience and Sue the picture of a happy shopper lots of bags and........oh yes a tractor on a string! Thanks for your support. Thank you All for your warmth and good humour you make it worthwhile