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.
I seem to have had a run of lace and net curtaining ,I have here some wonderful white panels with applique 5 of them all perfect and an amazing amount of Victorian lace edged in cream also 5 of those but 3 one length and two another. I also have several more single cream 20's/30's panels in a range of patterns and some pairs plus a huge amount of white with fleur de lys all over them they need fiddling with as there is some damage but an amazing amount of fabric to work with depending what size you require. See you at Shepton Mallet Flea Market stall no 91 on Showrings tomorrow Sunday 12th call me with any requests or questions 01305264914