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.
Firstly I have to apologize for the quality of the pictures but not bad for a phone , the joys of modern technology! I was out on the road Wednesday sourcing and buying for Miss scarlet with her on the end of the phone egging me on . She now has an impressive start to her Gothic Emporium with her core stock , this is a tiny sample of the gorgeous swishing taffeta , lace and heavy damasks and some lovely jet beading. You Goths need to contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org and keep an eye on scarletvelvetsgothicemporium.blogspot.com