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.
Lizzie and I are looking forward to seeing you tomorrow at a new venue " it's all been done before " we are not sure what to expect but is has been on TV so a bit of good publicity.
We will let you know how we get on.
Best lunch in town with the Farmers with added entertainment. Below Brest's impressive Port
Next weekend we are off foraging in France for the weekend, we are going to Brittany with the Devon antique dealers so don't miss the results at Honiton Textile and decorative fair when we get back It's Oct 4th. next to church on the high street.