Monday, 26 September 2011

Manchester Textiles Fair

Yesterday Jayne and I had a wonderful time at the Manchester Vintage Textiles event. I was looking for old quilts and found some real lovelies, all Irish. This is an old one from County Antrim - I love the way the stripes are not quite straight and give it a liveliness that perfection would just not achieve.

This is a really unusual Crazy quilt which is made in blocks. Very stained but some lovely old prints.

A beautiful silks and satins log cabin top. Obviously hasn't seen the sunlight but some of the silks are barely there and mice had nibbled the edges.

The backs are as good as the fronts....

If you are jealous of my purchases soon you will be able to buy your own as Jayne and I have organised vintage textiles to come to Newcastle. There will be vintage clothes but lots of other rare, old textiles which you can only get through the specialist textile dealers we have hunted down. Put the date in your diaries NOW November 13th and tell all your friends. We want as many people as possible to come so we can run these regularly!

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