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.
Hi Lizzie and I are going to give this a try just for fun.
It is in the same area as Vintage in The Village Hall where we has a good response so thought we might make a few new friends and re visit those we saw in the village
All those who follow me will have realised I love wool !
I wish I had the patience to knit like this , I do try at the " Spinners " but have only managed smaller projects.
These are so heavy I think they have to be wool. I would say 1940's ??? comments welcomed