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.
"Avalon" fabulous new venue for Talent for Textiles
Elizabeth Baer has a fantastic nose for a good venue to delight "Talent for Textiles" followers. The latest find is quite thrilling, it poses a few challenges not least the feisty chickens sitting on eggs in the huge hay cart !! one raised merry hell the whole time we were there on Tuesday to work out table plans. Lizzie and I met Elizabeth at Glastonbury Somerset rural life Museum, Abbey Barn is 14th century and just breathtaking. May 20th is not an event to miss! There is a lovely museum attached with a great cafe ,we tested the fare it was delicious! It is a short way to The Abbey and a walk directly to the Tor .It is free entry too email@example.com The first thing they did was hand out hard hats! mostly you needed to watch where you walked not worry about things dropping on your head, as they are replacing a pair of the huge side doors , experts using techniques from ancient times just fascinating, it is a magnificent space. There is going to be an amazing selection of dealers from all spectrum's of Textiles and Glastonbury is an interesting town so please pass the word and come and enjoy a "T for T experience "