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.
Dear brave Rufus, my faithfull friend for over 20 years through thick and thin.
So sad to have to say goodbye,but here are some happy moments we shared.He had loads of fans amongst my friends so just wanted to share the memories
smelling the flowers at Muckleford
Computer Cat, she seems to like it ...wonder which paw I use
What !! is this not for me then ?? A cat needs somewhere nice to nap