I can not remember a time that I was not both passionate and fascinated by textiles.
Antique and vintage textiles each have their own personal, social, and cultural histories interwoven and worked into the very fibres from which they are made. I strongly believe each piece carries its own importance, be it an fine example, exquisitely worked and intended for religious or civic purposes, a commemorative piece marking a specific point in time, a young brides trousseau meticulously worked by an army of female relatives for several years, or a more humble piece, well used, loved, darned, mended, and re-used, masquerading as its latest owners needs depict.
My mother taught me to sew, and I always felt it to be an important skill to preserve and pass on for future generations to appreciate. In my shop you will find also find beautifully crafted Sajou scissors, haberdashery items and embroidery supplies, along with Fil au Chinois thread ranges which are produced on the original 19th century machines and that top Haute Couture fashion houses use for their collections. I have a wide range of Nottingham lace, produced in the UK by the same business since 1760, this lace has graced many Fashion Collections and has decorated Royal wedding dresses. The Scottish Tweed that I stock is produced in The Scottish Borders by artisan weavers. Everything you need to create your own antiques of the future.
My Family's textile history can be traced as far back as the French Huguenot silk weavers that arrived in Shoreditch, London in the 17th century and this has captivated my imagination, and fuelled my 'textile obsession' since I was a child.
Accepted payment methods
Please pay for your order at the time of purchase, unless by prior arrangement with myself.
Any taxes incurred at customs are the responsibility of the buyer as are any extra insurances beyond that of the chosen courrier service. I will only write the true value of goods on customs slips.
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Returns and exchanges
I am happy to accept returns and exchanges within 14 days of you receiving your order. It is the buyers responsibility to pay for the postage costs when returning or exchanging an item.
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