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.
Yvonne and I are all moved in and already doing business which is cheering , Lizzie is moving in next week after her Wedding Fair. We have found it a buzzy and friendly place and a few more familiar faces have signed up this week, so lets hope it will tick over and fill the gaps between Fairs.
I have really enjoyed "playing shops " again and it is five mins from home so so easy and minimal on petrol, so important these days.
Look forward to seeing you.