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.
Easter Monday we set off early from our Hotel at Truro we had used Google Earth and Google maps so we had a good idea of the distance and arrived with no problems and were faced with a breathtaking view of the sea as we turned into the village. The Memorial Hall is perfect and Jane and Christine had made it so pretty with the tea tables down one side. It soon filled up with the most wonderful array of beautiful handcrafted goodies and vintage delights, really so much talent under one roof and it looked just so fabulous. The doors opened to floods of enthusiasts and we were busy all day meeting a lovely crowd of people. Well done girls ! It is amazing to see that given the right formula you can bring people to a tiny spot on the map from far and wide