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.
This is really part 2 but because I have not got my head on straight it is a...aboutface
Here we have two elegant ladies who have entered into the spirit of things Liz Fox is a lady of talent with years of experience. "Our Lizzie's " bags as in Lizzie Drake not Lizzie VanLinda's feedsack fabrics ( me ) Not allowed to say whose boobs they are but the button necklace is one of Fiona's selection I bought this little gem from Mark, he always has the most amazing stall of treasures. This was so well done I love the French knots as blossom and the ducks are soooo cute !
We had a really busy day at Honiton with lots of enthusiastic regulars and some welcome new faces
It is a really friendly group we always have a lovely day together , lots of chat and a good bit of serious dealing. I love the way people are ready to help each other.
Ticking bundles a la franglais £10 each to die for knitted flowers from Caroline's stall, how do they do it ! I am trying but mine are much bigger Detty always has the most exotic selection you are sure to find something I fell in love with these on Sheila's stall Lorrain Tuck's work. She is talking of going back to art maybe she should. Can't wait to hear all about their French house
There is something very poignant about this flyer dated 1919 where the Artillery boys from Biscot camp near Luton were helping raise money for the Soldiers in the Trenches Christmas lunch.
on the reverse is the programme and the cast but even more fascinating are the advertisements saying shop early to send your boys their presents and that in the Trenches it cannot be emphasized enough how important it is with the conditions as they are.
As we have just lost the last veteran I felt it was worth a post