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.
No!! this is bonfire night outside the Red Lion Desertines France. No prizes given for recognizing the " guy " !! What the French think of this who knows ! however they are all in favour of the other events Carline and Tony organize. There is always a record turn out for curry night once a month and the fish and chips are popular it's just a fun place in a lovely square with lots of help and advice for new arrivals and a great network if you need something done.