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.
Oh Yes and American too ! New Stock from my studio and the Franglais duo Lizzie and myself
We will be standing at The Talent for Textiles Fair At the American Museum at Claverton Bath next Thursday Sep. 1st
A girl of many talents ! when not helping with the roof she has become a dab hand with the cutters ! these are lovely old French slate and come in two sizes, with antique mother of pearl buttons.
I can think of loads of decorative uses for them