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 have bought this stunning Durham . Red and white " strippy " on the back , the patchwork on the front includes The Scottish Lion rampant. But also a big white lion on a red background, some other lions in red and more in beige also a harp with a figurehead I cannot find the flag and wondered if anyone out there might help?? I think it must be the North or Scotland as it is traditional Durham quilting. It has some real quirky bits of patchwork too all beautifully put together.