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.
Ticky and had had a lovely few days visiting our favorite haunts and one or two new ones that I had marked on the map that had been closed on our last visit.... the French two hour lunch can complicate matters when you are on a day trolley dash ! it was lovely to have the luxury of being able to have a few days to get round everywhere plus a Vide on Sunday. This is a little taste of what we found I can see Lizzie and I will need a day framing !