My laptop has been at the menders all week, so today it is catch up with everything. I hate it when the computer goes down, I feel as if my right hand has been cut off. Still I did manage to get quite a lot of felting done which was very relaxing.
Here are the vintage fabrics that have just listed on the website this morning.
I recently bought a lot of white work which was acquired from 'The Hermitage' Country House in Northumberland. This house had been untouched for at least a century in fact it was a time capsule. The Morant family had thrown very little away and items were stored very well in attics etc.
Today I am listing a few of the whitework embroidered pieces from the above collection. Others are from a different collection.
I thought you might like to see the wonderful antique lace that is going onto the Rag Rescue website in less than an hours time.
I recently bought a lot of lace which was acquired from 'The Hermitage' Country House in Northumberland. This house had been untouched for at least a century in fact it was a time capsule. The Morant family had thrown very little away.
If you love antique lace, you will love these items.
Today I have placed some Christmas fabric and embellishments craft packs onto the website.
Four of the packs contain - Eight pieces of vintage fabric, 2 metres of
velvet ribbon a pack of sequins, six buttons and French 1950's unused gold lame.
Ideal for Christmas cards, presents, labels and small sewing projects.
And at only £6.50 each pack you are bound to make a profit with your
creations at the Christmas fairs.
Cotton is one of the thirstiest crops in the world, taking about
2,720 litres of water to produce one cotton T-shirt, equivalent to what
an average person might drink over three years. Consumption of cotton
products represents 2.6% of the global water footprint of consumed goods
and services. 80% of the total EU water footprint is located outside
Europe in countries such as China, Pakistan, Turkmenistan and
Uzbekistan. In 2008, 2,890 billion litres of water was used in Pakistan
to grow the cotton needed just to make products sold by the homestore
Ikea – equivalent to the volume of drinking water consumed in Sweden
over 176 years.
More than 70% of global cotton is produced using irrigation and
15-35% of all irrigation withdrawals are estimated to be unsustainable.
The environmental and social impacts of unsustainable cotton
production are perhaps most clearly demonstrated by the demise of the
Aral Sea in Central Asia. This inland sea has almost disappeared as a
direct result of intense cotton production under the former Soviet Union
and its decline is continuing today. Although this particular example
is driven by a unique set of political and economic factors, the
ever-growing demand for cotton globally could trigger future ecological
crises, increased poverty, forced migration and violent conflict, both
nationally and between nations.
I've been thinking about the word 'recycle' a lot lately with regard to textiles. So many old textiles are STILL being thrown away instead of being reused. People are still buying modern fabrics when there are plenty of antique and vintage fabric crying out to be recovered. So today I want you to think about how you could reprocess and remodel the wonderful array of vintage fabrics in your craft work. Here is an example of how a lampshade could be made with strips of vintage fabric. Why not send me photo's of your recreations so that we can encourage others to do the same.
Well the sun is shining here again in Morecambe even though the forecast was for a rainy weekend. So just in case you can't see the sun today, here are four more lovely french vintage fabrics to cheer you up. All are now listed on the website.