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.
Tick and Nick have been hard at work on their post and rail fence which looks pretty smart, They are in the lovely rural countryside just outside Colombieres du Plessis. Their new additions to the family are Pepita and the chestnut baggage is Rosie, Ticks words not mine! I am really looking forward to going to see them in June.I think the weather will be a little easier than our Feb. trip !