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.
woke to that amazing quiet you know means snow when you live in the centre of town ! a real hush
I was up like a child early to drink tea and watch the snow fall, lovely when you know you don't have to go anywhere
My lovely boy bought me these extravagant apricot sheepskin boots for my christmas present about three years ago,you can see I keep them for special ! no cooking soup in these !
I have been out with suet and seed weetabix and bread oh yes and fruit for the birds and broken the water.
So now off to work sorting lace for our dressmakers flea market in France
still snowing hard here in Dorchester