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.
That's Jersey out there , sometimes you feel you can touch it and sometimes it just dissapears. The colours I love ,pale blues and greys and a touch of sand.
At night we can hear the waves when the tide is in, it has some of the longest tides in Europe and very rocky when the tide is out, the wading birds swoop in and the bird calls are wonderful , often you can look out of the window all the way down the West coast of the pininsular at pale undulating sand an no people.
At night magically lights appear and the lighthouses on Jersey sweep the sea.
Back with another haul of goodies , see you at Ardingly Shopping Arcade no 58 next week.
Franglais has a collection of delicious 20's 30's underwear and some new gowns