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November 20, 2016

Before I introduce my second quilted infant cap to you, I thought it might be fun to use some of the items I have sold in the past, to give you a brief outline of the types of quilting used for clothing in the 18th Century. Some are quite confusing! 

If you want to have...

October 2, 2016

In this article, I hope to pay homage to the great Nancy Bradfield. For, although I have a comprehensive library of antique costume reference books, I almost always turn to her book 'Costume in Detail: 1730-1930' for final confirmation of my findings when examining ant...

The unfinished patchwork coverlet

All references in this blog come from one of my favourite books of all time: 'Quilts 1700-2010' Sue Prichard Ed. V & A Publishing, 2010.

I have read many chapters in this book over and over, and will continue to do so! If you do not have...

Is it because I am an Earth sign of the zodiac? Probably not! But over many years, I have tried to buy traditional farmers' smocks whenever I can.

Of course, there are serious collectors of these 'rare to find' items, so I only get one when I am lucky! In this instance,...

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