I bought this beautiful piece of old patchwork at the Manchester Vintage Textile Fair last weekend. It is made up of tiny black velvet triangles interspersed with coloured silks and prints. These are special days out for me and textile friend Jayne Emma Bone. We share a passion for "old rags" and lunch out. This time we had lunch at the Whitworth Art Gallery, easily found nearby with the help of the SatNav. The next big fair is organised by the Textile Society and is on March 7th 2010 (www.textilesociety.org.uk).