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.
My friend June bearing gifts Tessa and Andrews Old Chapel Old Dorset thatch Twin cottages Foxlea and Hazelbank Excuse me if I indulge in a little nostalgia , it's that time of year after all. Those of you that have known me for a while will remember Hazelbank at Muckleford where I was for nine years. I have kept the connection with my friends and neighbours there and try to be there Christmas morning to see Sue and June each year. I always have a little lump in my throat as the memories there are very strong and we all had some wonderful times as it was the sort of house you could fill with people and we often did. So for all of us a few pictures of it looking like a picture book Merry Boxing Day to You All xxxxx