Friday, 19 July 2019

French Finds

I have just taught for a week at Crafty Retreats at Mallety about 20km from Limoges. Some fantastic high quality work form a friendly bunch of students working with vintage materials and old bits of quilts. there were a couple of short trips to local brocantes and I thought I would share with you some of the lovely things I found.

a very old cotton net mosquito net

a piece of ragged damask curtain and a piece of needlepoint which matches perfectly



a little suitcase of fine sewing samples by Arlene Guinot


funky embroidered wood egg cup and cosy

bobbles from the curtain


embroidered bits

hand embroidered in wool belt

cute dog


the usual red and white linen

more linen and lace


old gold thread and alligator skin wallet

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