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.
This is a lovely old linen in that slightly grey white dated in corner Elizabeth Cromwell 1830 which does not match with the monogram so she must have done it as a present. It has one neat patch done a long time ago at one end. Price £45.00 I am using my Blog rather than my web site at the moment as Fasthosts seem to be having problems and none of my pictures are uploading they are seeking advice from a higher technology.....The Engineer Mr Moon is in charge.