I took my 'O' Level in Needlework at age 16, along with one other girl! (OK, so 2 of us were sad!)
Anyway, that passion for textiles has never left me. I now have a large collection of vintage fabrics, some of which I shall never take the scissors to!
Unlike some antiques, textiles are susceptible to deterioration and are unlikely to last for ever, so I thought I would share with you some of my favourites:
More pink Roses on this sumptuous French C19th cotton.
Stunning floral blooms on a 1920's Liberty print.
But, just recently I have been drawn to the slightly kitsch designs of the 1950's. I have hung this one curtain in the living room to see if it is just a faze, or whether I think I can live with it!!
It is a Fogarty print with yellow and red Roses and Primroses.
It's certainly cheerful, but not as dainty and pretty as the other prints. I think in a simply decorated room it would make an impact, (so I would need to de-clutter!!) what do you think?