Knowing the Vintage Bazaar's Vintage and Antique Textile and Costume Event at Frome is fast approaching, gave me the insentive to give my workroom a much needed sort out this week...
No scary 'before' photos, just the result of two days hard work.
Normally I would be very reluctant to part with any of my vintage/antique fabrics that I've collected over the years - They are worth a lot to me as the raw materials for my work.
But as I get a little older, I realise there will never be enough hours in the day for me to make use of all of my textiles...and so I've decided to offer some of them for sale at Frome, in the hope that other crafters or collectors will snap them up and use them in their work instead.
As I priced up the items, I found it quite therapeutic and slowly became more comfortable with the process of letting go...Hopefully there won't be any regrets...
And now I can enjoy the lovely space to work in, using the pieces of fabric I've chosen to keep.
Under the stairs is where I've stored my wares for now...
I have bundles of assorted textiles, such as scraps of Scottish mohair, Welsh Wool plaids, and fragments of antique quilts.A huge pile of remnants at bargain prices to rummage through.
Pieces of old patchwork and bed covers waiting to be repurposed.
Bundles of ancient French ticking and checks.
I have a large collection of my downproof cottons...salvaged from damaged vintage eiderdowns many years ago. The result of many an unpicking evening sat with quick-unpick in hand and the 'not fun' final stage of emptying the handfuls of feather from inside!
A large pile of French art nouveau fabric panels of usable lengths.
And some smaller...
Lots to chose from and priced from £1.50 to £5.
If you are a maker, collector or an artist looking for inspiration, with 33 stall holders, it promises to be a fabulous event.
Hope to see you there,
In the meantime, enjoy the sunshine and have a wonderful weekend! :)
Friday, June 13, 2014
The Vintage Bazaar's Vintage and Antique Textile and Costume Event
Posted by Niki Fretwell at 5:07 pm