Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Quilts Galore!

While 'Quilts Galore' may be overstating it a bit, I am pleased to announce a new 'Quilts' page on my website. There are currently 3 quilts for sale there, and more to come in a week or two. An elegant Toile de Bordeaux and Vichy check French boutis, a 19th century double-sided French boutis and a beautiful arborescent toile quilt in need of a little TLC.

Here are some photos of some quilts and coverlets I have sold in the past, along with the ones listed on the website which this should give an idea of the kind of quilts that I will be hunting out and selling.

Sunday, 27 March 2011

My tidy 'Scrap Box'!

I always try to save even the tiniest, most damaged pieces of antique & vintage textiles as they are far to lovely to get rid of and I often refer to them for reference when trying to identify a new textile, or make up patchwork packs if requested. However, they tend to to be stuffed unceremoniously into large paper carrier bags and thrown out of sight behind my old chaise longue in my studio. The chaise has finally had it and I have bought a rather lovely French sofa to replace it, so today I am moving it into my store-room until I can decide what to do with it. I thought it would be a quick job, but I had forgotten about the bags of scraps! An hour or so later, I have a wonderfully arranged new 'Scrap Box', but the chaise is still unmoved... Right, I must stop playing with fabric and get on with it!

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

A Stitch in Time

Monday, 21 March 2011

Roses, Roses, Roses!

After a glorious Spring weekend, and more sunshine forcast for this week, my thoughts have turned towards flowers, as they often to when I am thinking about textiles. I have put some lovely rosie textiles into the website, including a yummy Canton piano shawl with gypsy colours that would be perfect to wear on a warm summer evening, a tiny, quite damaged bur still delicious French silk child's bodice that would display beautifully in a boudoir, and some wonderful French cotton panels printed with baskets of shabby chic roses against a trellis over-grown with morning glory that would be wonderful for Spring & Summer sewing projects.

'Sweet spring, full of sweet days and roses, a box where sweets compacted lie.' - George Herbert

Morgaine Le Fay Antique Textiles