Friday, 22 May 2015
Deans Court textile fair ... My show and tell purchases...
The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it ....
I can resist everything but temptation!
( I would have got on so well with this clever man!)
As you know I attended Deans Court annual vintage textile fair on Wednesday and you had a look yesterday at the photos of who was exhibiting. Today I am going to show you what I bought. Actually I was very restrained (honestly, I could have bought lots more especially one of those beautiful dresses and the sampler - but I did resist the temptation and did not yield to it!!)
So my first purchase of the day was from the lovely Liz (wow that skirt!) of The Washerwoman fame. Liz often goes to France to find beautiful items to bring back to Blighty to tempt us all with and she had the most beautiful pieces of French fabrics but there was a large piece of eiderdown fabric and you know I really can not resist that!. There was a much smaller piece of the same one but I went for the larger. Two reasons there is such a nice amount you could even make a few cushions with it if you so desired but also I can use what I need and then the rest can go into my inspiration fabric packs that will be on sale at the Vintage Bazaar in October ..... The fluid motion of vintage, I love it!
Right next door to Liz was Sue who owns Vintage to Victorian and as I have said before Sue has
And as if by magic right next to Sue was Donna Flower and her lovely mum who was helping. Donna had very kindly asked me if there was anything I had been looking for and she
You can see in this picture the fabric of this dear little pelmet ( actually it is quiet large so it will fit
You can imagine can't you when looking around houses and saying to my husband " yes that was a lovely house but it will never do, there is no window in the pantry/utility room" or variations along that theme!!
I had a laugh with Donna and her mum over this but they totally got it....
So after feeling very satisfied with my decorating purchase and haberdashery plunder I found Sarah of Blue Zinnia Vintage and she had lots of haberdashery as well.... Now there were a few embroidery threads but my
Finally as I said yesterday I met Martin of Slow Loris who I had a long and interesting chat with about the Zhen Xian Bao stitchery rolls from China. I bought the book from him about it and I am going to do a blog about that subject next week... It really is fascinating and I have started reading the book already. The book really is worth a read and I think I might give making one of those twist and fold pockets myself and paint and lacquer them into a small roll for a personal project.... You can also cover it all in fabric but the original basis is paper so I might give it a whirl...
I hope you have enjoyed this little show and tell brought to you from Devon today... Have a great Bank Holiday weekend and do not forget it is Stitch of the Week tomorrow and this is a real beauty and not to be missed, brought to you by the ever lovely Mary Corbet...
Thank you Deans Court ..... See you next year! x
PS> I made a mistake about what I described to you all as wall paper samples ( bought from Donna Flower at The Decorative Living fair) They actually are hand painted textile designs. They were painted first before before being made into rollers to print up fabric. These are very special indeed and I got it wrong completely. I have one which is framed and in my workroom already ( I bought last year from Donna) and the one I bought from her at the weekend that needs to be framed and put next to the other one in pride of place in my workroom!! ..... So I am a very very lucky lady! Thank you Donna xxx