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SELVEDGE MAGAZINE FAIR, PENDLE HERITAGE CENTRE BB96JQ, 23 SEPTEMBER

SO GOOD FOR ME TO BE DOING A FAIR WITHIN DRIVING DISTANCE OF HOME, SELVEDGE MAGAZINE FAIRS TRADITIONALLY HAVE BEEN IN LONDON SO I'M PLEASED THEY ARE COMING OUT TO THE PROVINCES!

WEST COUNTRY QUILT AND TEXTILE SHOW 1-3 SEPTEMBER, 2017

YOU CAN FIND ME ON STAND 48 AT THIS EVENT IN THE EXHIBITION CENTRE, UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND, BRISTOL. BS34 8QZ

FIBRE EAST, REDBORNE SCHOOL, AMPTHILL, BEDFORD MK45 2NU

THIS WEEKEND, 29+30 JULY, FINDS ME IN BEDFORD AT THE FIBRE EAST EVENT, MY FIRST TIME SO COME AND SAY HELLO!

WOOLFEST, CUMBRIA, 23+24 JUNE, 2017

COME AND SEE ME AT THIS EVENT CELEBRATING NATURAL FIBRES, I'M ON STANDS J 200+201 AND WILL HAVE A WIDE SELECTION OF VINTAGE AND NEW, HANDMADE TEXTILES

WORLD TEXTILES WEEKEND, BISLEY NR STROUD, 13+14 MAY, 2017

A PERFECT SETTING IN THE VILLAGE HALL IN THIS LEAFY VILLAGE, A FAIR WORTH TRAVELLING TO AS THE VENDORS ARE EXPERTS IN THEIR FIELD OF TEXTILES

TEXTILE SOCIETY ANTIQUE+VINTAGE TEXTILES FAIR, MANCHESTER, 30APRIL

THIS SUNDAY SEES THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THIS PRESTIGIOUS FAIR IN MANCHESTER, 130 TRADERS FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY WILL BE AT THE ARMITAGE CENTRE, FALLOWFIELD FROM 10-4.30

WONDERWOOL WALES, BUILTH WELLS, 22+23 APRIL, 2017

MY FIRST TIME AT THIS SHOW, JUST BACK FROM INDIA AND HAVE A BEAUTIFUL COLLECTION OF TEXTILES MADE FROM NATURAL FIBRES TO BRING WITH ME; SEE ME ON STAND U12

SELVEDGE MAGAZINE SPRING FAIR, BATH, 25 MARCH, 2017

SO LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS EVENT IN THE ASSEMBLY ROOMS, BATH, 11-5, AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ME TO BRING BEAUTIFUL, HAND STITCHED TEXTILES AS WELL AS VINTAGE TREASURES

VINTAGE FAIR, CHESTER TOWN HALL, 18 MARCH 2017

A LOCAL EVENT FOR ME AND IN THE LOVELY CITY OF CHESTER, TAKING PLACE IN THE TOWN HALL FROM 10-4.30

VINTAGE BAZAAR, CORN EXCHANGE, DEVIZES, 4th MARCH, 2017

MY FIRST TIME AT THIS WELL ESTABLISHED EVENT, IT RUNS FROM 9-3PM

VINTAGE JUMBLE SALE, RANGEWORTHY VILLAGE HALL, BS377LZ, 25TH FEBRUARY

MY FIRST EVENT OF THE YEAR AND I HAVE A LOT OF REASONABLY PRICED TEXTILES TO SELL! ENTRY IS FREE AND IT RUNS FROM 10-1, REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE

HAPPY CHRISTMAS!

 I'M JUST BACK FROM INDIA AND HAVE SOURCED MORE TEXTILES FOR MY SHOWS AND FAIRS; SHOULD LIKE TO WISH EVERYBODY A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND HOPE TO MEET YOU AT MY EVENTS NEXT YEAR

FROST FAIR AT HATFIELD HOUSE,HERTFORDSHIRE, 17-20 NOVEMBER, 10-5PM

MY FIRST TIME AT THIS EVENT, YOU CAN FIND ME IN MARQUEE 2, I SHALL BE BRINGING JEWELLERY AS WELL AS TEXTILES; 240 SELLERS SO PLENTY TO CHOOSE FROM!

SHOPPING EVENT AT ROSEDENE, MOLD RD, BUCKLEY CH72NU

This week is the annual shopping event at my home, you and your friends are invited to come Christmas shopping in a relaxed environment while enjoying a coffee or glass of wine; the house will be filled with new and vintage decorative textiles together with jewellery and artefacts collected on my travels


Friday 11th November, 11-8
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Update on the Petersfield Save the Children Fair and Stitchfest, Totnes Fair

A bit remiss of me not to have advertised these events on my blog but just a note to say I enjoyed them both immensely, especially as the organisers were so friendly and everybody helpful, I plan to do both next year if I'm invited back!

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VINTAGE FASHION AND TEXTILES FAIR, CHESTER RACECOURSE, 23 OCTOBER, 2016

THIS SUNDAY SEES A FAIR FOR ME CLOSE TO HOME, IT RUNS FROM 10-4 AND I SHALL BE BRINGING A SELECTION OF GREAT VALUE TEXTILES 

ANTIQUE TEXTILES FAIR, CHELSEA OLD TOWN HALL, LONDON, 2 OCTOBER 2016

this fair run by the Textile Society is a hunting ground for those looking for antique and vintage textiles, I'm in the main hall to the left as you come in

Kirstie Allsopp's Handmade Fair, Hampton Court, London, 16-18 September, 2016

I'm exhibiting at this event and you can find me at Stand E144, my first time at this fair and I'm really looking forward to it! I shall be bringing embroidered shawls and bags, handwoven shawls in indigo and cotton throws, some block printed, some patched, all beautiful and reasonably priced

The Country Brocante, Gloucestershire, 24th September 2016

This promises to be a lovely day at Daylesford Organic Farm in Kingham, Gloucestershire, I shall be in the second marquee with a selection of vintage and hand made textiles

Moreton In Marsh Show, Saturday 3rd September 2016

Come and see me in the Craft Marquee, a change of venue as previous years I've been in the Retail Marquee

Textile Fair at American Museum, Bath, 20th August, 2016

A perfect event for textile lovers, this is my third year and I look forward to seeing old customers and new ones of course! Runs from 11-5

Shrewsbury Flower Show, 12+13 August, 2016

We always enjoy being at this show, close enough to travel each day, a lovely venue and friendly organisers! Find us in the Home and Craft Marquee and let me know if you want to see any of my vintage stock as usually I take new textiles and jewellery

Post Cheese and Grain, Frome

Enjoyed meeting everybody on Saturday, an opportunity for me to thin out my stock and I hope you like all the wall hangings and Kantha scarves you bought!

Rangeworthy Vintage Jumble Sale BS37 7LZ 16th July 2016

This event is held in Rangeworthy Village Hall from 10-1pm, I've done it once before and am looking forward to next Saturday when I shall sell vintage Indian textiles for £5 and £10 including wall hangings

Post Hellens Manor


Thanks to everybody who came to the World Textiles Event, dreadful weather on Wednesday but you came and bought so thank you and hope to see you again

Woolfest, Cockermouth, Cumbria 24+25 June


Somebody's misfortune is my good luck, I was on the reserve list for Woolfest and today was told I have a place so I shall be very busy getting stock together for set-up on Thursday; I traded at this show two years ago and loved it!

India, June, 2016

Coming to the end of two weeks in Delhi and Rajasthan, it has been VERY hot, upto 45 Celsius, 110 in old money so has felt like an endurance test! Most of my suppliers/makers don't have air conditioning so choosing stock has been a damp experience but why am I grumbling when I could retreat to a cool room later. I've found interesting new handmade and vintage textiles so hope to see you sometime this year.....see my Events page for dates and venues

Selvedge Summer Fair, London 21st May, 2016

A new venue for the Selvedge Magazine Fair, it's in St Augustine's Church Hall, London N65 BH and runs from 11-5pm. Hope to see you there!

WORLD TEXTILES EVENT, BISLEY,GLOS. 30TH APRIL+1ST MAY

THIS EVENT IS HELD IN THE VILLAGE HALL,BISLEY, NEAR STROUD AND IS A MECCA FOR TEXTILE LOVERS; YOU WILL FIND TEXTILES FROM AROUND THE WORLD AND KNOWLEDGABLE SELLERS

SATURDAY 10-5 AND SUNDAY 10-4
REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE

VINTAGE FAIR, FROME, SOMERSET, SATURDAY 16TH APRIL

I'm just back from India--again! and will be selling at this lovely event on Saturday, it's held at the Cheese and Grain and this will be my third year; expect vintage textiles from France, UK and India as well as unique hand-made items

Vintage Fair, Heswall, Wirral, Saturday 12th March

This fair will be held in Heswall Hall from 11-4, it's run by Keith Henderson of Decorative Fairs so comes with a good pedigree! Hope to see you there

Antique Textiles Fair, Armitage Centre, Manchester, 6th March, 2016

Just back from India and have new stock to bring to the fair sourced in Kutch, Gujarat and Rajasthan; this fair is heaven for textile lovers with sellers from all over the UK

VINTAGE FASHION+TEXTILES FAIR, CHESTER RACECOURSE, 31ST JANUARY

GOOD TO BE DOING A FAIR CLOSE TO HOME!  I'VE DECIDED TO MAKE THIS A £5 EVENT, YES, EVERYTHING ON MY STALL WILL BE £5

SELVEDGE ARTISAN CHRISTMAS, BATH, 12TH DECEMBER

I'M JUST BACK FROM A VERY SUCCESSFUL SELVEDGE FAIR IN LONDON, IF YOU DIDN'T MANAGE TO GET TO IT AND LIVE IN TRAVELLING DISTANCE OF BATH THEN COME TO THIS EVENT BEING HELD AT THE AMERICAN MUSEUM; I'M BRINGING HAND SEWN THROWS, EMBROIDERED SHAWLS, VINTAGE KANTHA QUILTS, HAND WOVEN SCARVES AND OTHER BEAUTIFUL ITEMS FROM INDIA. THE FAIR RUNS FROM 12-5

ARTISAN CHRISTMAS, CHELSEA OLD TOWN HALL, LONDON 3+4 DECEMBER

 MY NEXT FAIR THIS COMING THURSDAY AND FRIDAY IS ON THE KINGS RD IN LONDON; ORGANISED BY SELVEDGE MAGAZINE AND SHOW CASING BEAUTIFUL TEXTILES, IT'S THE PERFECT VENUE FOR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING. I'M ON STAND 39

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING AT MY HOME 27+28 NOVEMBER

THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN! I'VE BEEN TO INDIA FOUR TIMES THIS YEAR SO HAVE AN INTERESTING AND VARIED STOCK OF TEXTILES AND SILVER JEWELLERY, IF YOU LIKE TO SHOP IN A QUIET, UNHURRIED WAY THEN THIS IS FOR YOU. THE ROOMS IN MY HOUSE WILL BE FILLED WITH USEFUL AND DECORATIVE ITEMS RANGING FROM A FEW POUNDS TO HUNDREDS OF POUNDS. FAMILY AND FRIENDS WELCOME. ROSEDENE, CH72NU. 01244540003

VINTAGE JUMBLE SALE, RANGEWORTHY VILLAGE HALL, BS377LZ, 7TH NOV

A DIFFERENT FAIR FOR ME THIS SATURDAY, A VINTAGE JUMBLE SALE IN GLOUCESTERSHIRE! I'M SELLING EVERYTHING AT £5 AN ITEM  SO COME AND BUY MY QUALITY GOODS, THEY WOULD MAKE LOVELY CHRISTMAS PRESENTS. FREE ENTRY AND RUNS FROM 10-1

ANTIQUE TEXTILES FAIR, CHELSEA OLD TOWN HALL, LONDON, 4TH OCTOBER

THIS IS AN ANNUAL EVENT RUN BY THE TEXTILE SOCIETY AND IS A TREAT FOR LOVERS OF FABRIC, IT RUNS FROM 10.30 TO 4PM. MY STAND IS TO THE LEFT AS YOU COME INTO THE MAIN HALL---LET ME KNOW IF THERE IS ANYTHING SPECIFIC YOU WANT ME TO BRING

VINTAGE FASHION+TEXTILES FAIR, MANCHESTER M146ZT, 13TH SEPTEMBER

THIS IS AN ANNUAL EVENT AND IS A MECCA FOR LOVERS OF VINTAGE FABRIC; I SHALL BE BRINGING VINTAGE KANTHA THROWS, RABARI WEDDING SHAWLS, VINTAGE SILK SARI FABRIC AND OTHER DELIGHTS! THE FAIR TAKES PLACE IN THE ARMITAGE CENTRE AND STARTS AT 10AM

MORETON IN MARSH SHOW, SATURDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER

 SECOND YEAR AT THIS SHOW, I ENJOYED IT VERY MUCH LAST TIME AND AM LOOKING FORWARD TO BEING BACK IN THE LOVELY COTSWOLDS 

TEXTILE FAIR, THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, BATH, SATURDAY 22ND AUGUST

THIS IS A LOVELY VENUE AND I WAS PLEASED TO BE INVITED TO SELL AT THIS EVENT; THE FAIR IS OPEN FROM 12-5

SHREWSBURY FLOWER SHOW 14+15 AUGUST

TODAY I'M SETTING UP MY STALL IN THE CRAFT MARQUEE FOR MY FOURTH YEAR AT THE SHOW; LET ME KNOW IF THERE IS ANYTHING SPECIFIC YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE FROM MY COLLECTION OF OLD TEXTILES AS I'M MAINLY BRINGING JEWELLERY AND CLOTHES 

INTERNATIONAL ANTIQUES AND COLLECTORS FAIR, ARDINGLY, WEST SUSSEX

I'M SELLING AT THIS EVENT 21+22 JULY, COME AND SEE ME IN THE SHOPPING ARCADE, PITCH 11!

POST HELLENS MANOR

THE WEATHER WAS ROASTING HOT ON WEDNESDAY BUT IN SPITE OF THIS I SOLD PLENTY OF WOOL SHAWLS AND THROWS! HAND-MADE, COTTON THROWS FROM RAJASTHAN ALSO POPULAR. THANKS TO EVERYBODY FOR MAKING THIS TEXTILE BAZAAR SUCH A SUCCESS

TEXTILE BAZAAR AT HELLENS MANOR, HEREFORDSHIRE HR8 2LY

MY SECOND YEAR AT THIS EVENT IN MUCH MARCLE, HEREFORDSHIRE


WEDNESDAY+THURSDAY , 1+2 JULY; 11AM START ON WED AND 10AM ON THURS

THE MANOR IS SET IN BEAUTIFUL COUNTRYSIDE AND THE WEATHER SHOULD BE HOT AND SUNNY!

SHOPPING EVENT AT MY HOME 26+27 JUNE, 2015

I LIVE IN NORTH WALES, NOT FAR FROM CHESTER AND I LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU TO MY HOME FOR SOME LEISURELY SHOPPING!

TEXTILES AND JEWELLERY WILL BE DISPLAYED THROUGHOUT THE HOUSE AND ITS MY OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW YOU MORE OF MY STOCK THAN YOU WOULD SEE AT A FAIR OR SHOW

FRIDAY, 26 JUNE, 11AM----8PM
SATURDAY, 27 JUNE, 11AM---6PM

ROSEDENE, MOLD RD, BUCKLEY CH7 2NU

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TRIBAL ART AND TEXTILES FAIR, HILTON HOTEL, OLYMPIA

 MY THIRD YEAR AT THIS EVENT, COME AND HAVE A BROWSE OF TEXTILES AND ARTEFACTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD AND CHAT TO KNOWLEDGABLE DEALERS!

LIVERPOOL VINTAGE FASHION+TEXTILES FAIR, 30TH MAY

LOOKING FORWARD TO DOING A FAIR CLOSER TO HOME THIS SATURDAY; ALWAYS ENJOY BEING IN ST. GEORGES HALL AND MEETING MY REGULAR CUSTOMERS

SHERBORNE CASTLE COUNTRY FAIR, 25TH MAY

BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY WILL SEE ME SELLING AT THIS COUNTRY FAIR IN DORSET, A LONG WAY FROM HOME BUT I'VE BEEN TOLD THIS IS A VERY GOOD EVENT!

WARNER TEXTILE ARCHIVE EVENT, 17TH MAY

THIS WILL BE MY SECOND YEAR SELLING AT THIS EVENT IN BRAINTREE TOWN HALL; I SHALL BRING A VARIED SELECTION OF NEW AND VINTAGE DECORATIVE TEXTILES SOURCED IN INDIA, SOME BROUGHT BACK WITH ME LAST WEEK FROM A BUYING TRIP IN RAJASTHAN

POST BISLEY

A LOVELY TWO DAYS MEETING PEOPLE INTERESTED IN TEXTILES!  THE EVENT NEXT YEAR TAKES PLACE ON 30TH APRIL AND 1ST MAY

WORLD TEXTILES EVENT, BISLEY, GLOS, 9+10 MAY, 2015

MY THIRD YEAR SELLING AT THIS EVENT AND A TREAT FOR ANYONE INTERESTED IN WORLD TEXTILES; HELD IN BISLEY VILLAGE HALL, NEAR STROUD. I'M IN INDIA AT THE MOMENT AND WILL ADD ITEMS I'VE SOURCED TO MY GALLERY PAGE

VINTAGE FAIR AT THE CHEESE+GRAIN, FROME, 18TH APRIL

I HAD A STALL AT THIS EVENT LAST YEAR AND AM LOOKING FORWARD TO RETURNING THIS SATURDAY; BRILLIANT STUFF TO BUY, FRIENDLY PEOPLE AND GOOD FOOD IN THE CAFE!

SHEPTON FLEA AND COLLECTORS FAIR, SUNDAY 5TH APRIL

THIS WILL BE MY FIRST TIME SELLING AT THIS EVENT ON THE BATH AND WEST SHOWGROUND, COME AND SEE ME ON PITCH NUMBERS 143+144

POST SELVEDGE IN BATH

GOOD TO MEET YOU ALL IN BATH, I HOPE THAT SELVEDGE MAGAZINE CONTINUES WITH EVENTS OUTSIDE LONDON; I SHALL BE BACK AT THE AMERICAN MUSEUM ON 22ND AUGUST FOR THEIR OWN TEXTILE FAIR

SELVEDGE MAGAZINE FAIR, SATURDAY, 28TH MARCH

FOR THE FIRST TIME, SELVEDGE IS HAVING A FAIR OUTSIDE LONDON; THE VENUE IS THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, BATH BA2 7BD AND THE EVENT RUNS FROM 12-5; I SHALL BRING NEW AND VINTAGE KANTHA THROWS, WHITE ON WHITE EMBROIDERY WORK, WHITE CUT-WORK AND SILK KANTHA SCARVES AND SHAWLS

INDIA

I'M NOW IN THE SOUTH OF INDIA AND HAVE MANAGED TO FIND SOME INTERESTING TEXTILES TO BRING TO THE SELVEDGE SHOW IN BATH!

TRAVEL INFORMATION FOR MARCH 1ST

IF YOU ARE COMING TO THE FAIR ON SUNDAY AND USING THE M56 THEN ALLOW YOURSELF EXTRA TIME; ITS CLOSED FROM JUNCTION 5-6 AS A NEW BRIDGE IS BEING LIFTED INTO PLACE

TEXTILE SOCIETY'S ANTIQUE TEXTILES FAIR, MANCHESTER, MARCH 1ST

THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVOURITE SHOWS OF THE YEAR AND A BONUS IS THAT IT'S ONLY A 45 MINUTE DRIVE AWAY FROM MY HOME!

I'VE STARTED SORTING THROUGH STOCK AND EACH DAY I'M POSTING ITEMS I'M TAKING ONTO MY FACEBOOK PAGE--JENPATOLA; GIVE ME A RING OR EMAIL IF YOU WANT PRICES
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INDIA, DECEMBER 2014

JUST BACK FROM 2 WEEKS IN INDIA, THIS TIME AS A TOURIST!  I FLEW INTO BANGALORE AND MADE MY WAY TO HYDERABAD STOPPING IN BADAMI, BIJAPUR AND BIDAR ON THE WAY, SAW VERY FEW WESTERN TOURISTS AND WAS A CURIOSITY TO LOCALS. GO TO THE GALLERY PAGE TO SEE PHOTOS OF THE JOURNEY

POST LUDLOW

SO LUCKY WITH THE WEATHER IN LUDLOW, WE WERE SELLING FROM AN UNHEATED MARQUEE BUT DAYS WERE COLD AND CRISP WITH SUNSHINE, LONG QUEUES TO COME INTO THE CASTLE AND THE TOWN LOOKING VERY FESTIVE.

MY BEST SELLERS WERE THE BOILED WOOL SHAWLS

LUDLOW MEDIAEVAL CHRISTMAS FAIR 29+30 NOVEMBER

THIS EVENT IS HELD AT LUDLOW CASTLE IN SHROPSHIRE, MY FIRST TIME THERE SO COME AND SAY HELLO TO ME IN THE MAIN MARQUEE!

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ENJOYED THIS EVENT VERY MUCH IN SPITE OF THE MUDDY CONDITIONS AND HAVING TO BE DRAGGED OUT BY THE LAND ROVER!

THERE WAS A GOOD MIX OF QUALITY STALLS AND I SOLD WELL, THANKS TO EVERYBODY WHO BOUGHT FROM ME. I HOPE TO BE BACK NEXT NOVEMBER

WEALDEN TIMES WINTER FAIR 20-22 NOVEMBER

I'M SELLING AT THIS 3 DAY EVENT IN KENT, BEING HELD IN THE WALLED GARDEN AT BEDGEBURY PINETUM; ALL SET UP AND READY TO GO SO HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

SHOPPING EVENT AT MY HOME 14+15 NOVEMBER

I HOLD 2 SHOPPING EVENTS A YEAR AT MY HOME, ROOMS UP AND DOWNSTAIRS ARE FILLED WITH JEWELLERY DISPLAYS, ANTIQUE AND NEW TEXTILES, CLOTHES, EMBROIDERY AND OTHER DECORATIVE PIECES.

COME ALONG AND BROWSE, DRINK COFFEE OR WINE AND DO YOUR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING; PRICES RANGE FROM £5-£150 SO SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE.
FAMILY AND FRIENDS WELCOME

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SELVEDGE WINTER FAIR, 31ST OCTOBER+1ST NOVEMBER

I HAD A VERY SUCCESSFUL SPRING FAIR WITH SELVEDGE AND AM HOPING FOR AN EVEN BETTER ONE THIS WEEKEND! IT'S HELD AT CHELSEA OLD TOWN HALL ON THE KINGS RD, LONDON AND I SHALL BE BRINGING SILK KANTHA SCARVES AND THROWS, VINTAGE COTTON KANTHA QUILTS, WHITE CUTWORK THROWS WHICH WORK WELL AS CURTAINS, LINEN PATCHWORK THROWS, THE SOFTEST WOOL THROWS AND OTHER QUALITY TEXTILES

VINTAGE FASHION+TEXTILES FAIR, FALLOWFIELD, MANCHESTER

COME AND SEE ME AT THIS FAIR TAKING PLACE IN THE ARMITAGE CENTRE ON SUNDAY, 28TH SEPTEMBER; IT'S A HUGE EVENT WITH MANY AND VARIED SELLERS, OPEN FROM 10-4

KNIT AND STITCH SHOW, RHEGED CENTRE, PENRITH CA11 ODQ

I'M SELLING AT THIS SHOW ON SUNDAY, 14TH SEPTEMBER; OPENING FROM 10-4 AND FREE ENTRY

MORETON IN MARSH SHOW, SATURDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER

SHOULD BE GOOD WEATHER IN THE COTSWOLDS ON SATURDAY, COME AND SEE ME IN THE RETAIL PAVILION AT THIS SHOW. GL56 9AJ

POST INDIA

JUST RETURNED FROM TWO WEEKS IN DELHI AND RAJASTHAN, IT WAS AFTER THE RAINS AND THE FIRST TIME I'VE SEEN THE DESERT STATE LOOKING GREEN. I WAS THERE TO BUY STOCK TO TAKE ME UP TO SHOWS IN THE SPRING AND NOW ALL THE COURIERED BOXES ARE ARRIVING; I'VE FOUND INTERESTING ANTIQUE TEXTILES AND BEAUTIFUL MODERN ONES AS WELL AS A SMALL AMOUNT OF .925 SILVER JEWELLERY.

HOPE TO SEE YOU AT ONE OF THE SHOWS!
CHECK OUT THE PHOTOS IN MY GALLERY

SHREWSBURY FLOWER SHOW 8+9 AUGUST

COME AND SEE ME IN THE HOME AND CRAFT MARQUEE AT THE SHREWSBURY FLOWER SHOW; I SHALL HAVE A WIDE RANGE OF JEWELLERY AND DECORATIVE TEXTILES WITH ME

ARDINGLY ANTIQUES+COLLECTORS FAIR, 22+23 JULY

COME AND SEE ME AT THE SOUTH OF ENGLAND SHOWGROUND, I'M IN THE SHOPPING ARCADE PITCH 48

CRAFT +FOOD FAIR, ATTINGHAM PARK NT, SHREWSBURY, 5+6 JULY

I'M SELLING AT THIS POPULAR FAIR TOMORROW AND SUNDAY; SHALL BE TAKING PLENTY OF JEWELLERY AS WELL AS TEXTILES

TEXTILE BAZAAR AT HELLENS MANOR, HEREFORDSHIRE HR8 2LY

THIS IS MY NEXT SELLING EVENT ON 2+3 JULY, THE BAZAAR WILL HAVE TEXTILES FROM AROUND  THE WORLD, DESIGNER CLOTHES, LECTURES AND CREATIVE MINI WORKSHOPS

POST WOOLFEST

My first time at this event and loved it, also the first time I've shared selling space with livestock! Hope I'm invited back next year

FROME VINTAGE TEXTILES

ENJOYED THIS FAIR VERY MUCH, GOOD TO MEET YOU ALL AND HOPE TO BE BACK NEXT YEAR

ANTIQUE TEXTILES+TRIBAL ART, SUNDAY 8TH JUNE

I SHALL BE SELLING AT THIS FAIR HELD AT THE OLYMPIA HILTON HOTEL, LONDON W14 8NL. OPENING TIME 10.30-5 AND ADMISSION £5

SALE AT MY HOME, 30+31 MAY

TAKE A LOOK AT MY GALLERY FOR PHOTOS OF REDUCED ITEMS FOR SALE AT MY HOME

DECORATIVE HOME AND SALVAGE FAIR, RIPLEY, 17+18 MAY

FINGERS CROSSED FOR GOOD WEATHER THIS WEEKEND AS I'M SELLING AT THIS EVENT FROM A MARQUEE IN THE GROUNDS OF RIPLEY CASTLE; FRIDAY AFTERNOON IS TRADE ONLY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY OPENING 10-5.

SALE AT MY HOME ON 30+31 MAY

THIS WILL BE DIFFERENT FROM THE USUAL EVENT AT MY HOME; THOSE WHO KNOW ME WELL REALISE I HAVE A TREMENDOUS RANGE OF STOCK SO IT'S TIME FOR ME TO HAVE A PROPER SALE---EVERYTHING DISPLAYED WILL BE PRICED AT 50% OF IT'S ORIGINAL SELLING PRICE.

YOU WILL SEE SILVER JEWELLERY, VINTAGE AND NEW TEXTILES, QUILTS, THROWS, WALL HANGINGS, SCARVES, SHAWLS, CLOTHES, BAGS, CUSHION COVERS, ETC.
FAMILY AND FRIENDS WELCOME

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TEXTILE FAIR, BRAINTREE, 11TH MAY

THIS FAIR WILL BE HELD AT THE WARNER TEXTILE ARCHIVE, BRAINTREE, ESSEX, CM73GB ON SUNDAY.

NEW AND ANTIQUE TEXTILES FROM AROUND THE WORLD WILL BE FOR SALE 

POST BISLEY

SO LUCKY WITH THE WEATHER, I WAS ABLE TO DISPLAY GOODS IN THE HALL AND GARDEN; BECAUSE THE EVENT IS HELD IN THE COUNTRYSIDE EVERYBODY WHO COMES IS INTERESTED IN TEXTILES--WHAT A BONUS!

POST STONYHURST

GOOD TO SEE YOU AT THE WEEKEND; I SHAN'T BE AT THE AUTUMN FAIR AS I'M ALREADY BOOKED FOR LONDON BUT YOU ARE WELCOME TO COME TO A SALE AT MY HOUSE IN CH7 2NU ON 30+31 MAY--RING FOR DETAILS ON 01244540003 

STONYHURST SPRING COUNTRY FAIR, CLITHEROE BB7 9PZ

I SHALL BE SELLING AT THIS FAIR AND WILL BE JUST BACK FROM INDIA SO WILL HAVE NEW STOCK OF BEAUTIFUL TEXTILES AND SILVER JEWELLERY.

THE FAIR IS ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, 26+27 APRIL, 10-4.30
I'M IN THE INDOOR MARQUEE, STAND 29

LABL FAIR, SATURDAY, 12TH APRIL, LIVERPOOL

THIS LIVE A BETTER LIFE FAIR, RUN BY THE ETHICS AND HEALTH FOUNDATION, IS TAKING PLACE IN ST. GEORGES HALL, LIVERPOOL; IT WILL BE FAIR TRADE, ORGANIC AND VEGAN.

I SHALL BE SELLING UP-CYCLED TEXTILES AND GARMENTS INCLUDING KANTHA SHAWLS, SCARVES, JACKETS AND THROWS, DOWRY QUILTS AND WALL HANGINGS.
THE FAIR IS OPEN 10-4

POST SELVEDGE

IT WAS GOOD TO CHAT TO SO MANY OF YOU AT THE FAIR AND I HOPE YOU ENJOY YOUR PURCHASES; I SHALL DO THE SELVEDGE WINTER FAIR, 31ST OCTOBER AND 1ST NOVEMBER

SELVEDGE FAIR 4+5 APRIL

I'M SELLING AT THIS FAIR WHICH PROMISES TO BE A DELIGHT FOR ALL TEXTILE LOVERS; HELD IN CHELSEA OLD TOWN HALL, LONDON, FRIDAY 11-5 AND SATURDAY 10-5

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

ON 30+31 MAY I'M HAVING A SALE AT MY HOME, EVERYTHING WILL BE 50% OF ORIGINAL SELLING PRICE. MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW!


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POST HAMMERSMITH

THE FAIR WAS QUIETER THAN I EXPECTED, PERHAPS BECAUSE IT'S HELD MONTHLY AND IT WAS A LOVELY, SUNNY DAY?

I SHALL PROBABLY DO IT AGAIN LATER IN THE YEAR, KEEP CHECKING MY EVENTS PAGE!

VINTAGE FASHION FAIR, HAMMERSMITH TOWN HALL, SUNDAY 9TH MARCH

I'M SELLING AT THIS EVENT IN LONDON, A BIT OF A GAMBLE FOR ME BUT I HOPE THEY LIKE MY VINTAGE KANTHA SHAWLS, JACKETS AND THROWS.


SHOW RUNS FROM 10-5 AND ENTRY IS £5

MANCHESTER ANTIQUE TEXTILE FAIR 2ND MARCH 2014

THE TEXTILE SOCIETY OF BRITAIN HOLDS AN ANNUAL ANTIQUE TEXTILE FAIR IN MANCHESTER ATTENDED BY HUNDREDS OF SELLERS FROM ALL OVER THE UK; COME AND SEE TEXTILES FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD


VENUE-ARMITAGE CENTRE, FALLOWFIELD M14 6HE
TIME-10-4.30, SUNDAY, 2ND MARCH
I'M RECENTLY BACK FROM INDIA AND SHALL BE SELLING BEAUTIFUL, UNIQUE PIECES OF INDIAN EMBROIDERY, WEAVING, KANTHA, PATCHWORK ETC

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AT YEAR'S END

JUST WANT TO SAY A VERY BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYBODY FOR MAKING THIS A SUCCESSFUL YEAR FOR ME; MANY OF YOU WILL KNOW THAT I VISIT INDIA REGULARLY TO SOURCE THE TEXTILES AND JEWELLERY I SELL SO YOUR PURCHASES HELP SUPPORT MANY FAMILIES AND SMALL BUSINESSES


A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL

ATTINGHAM PARK FROST FAIR

FRIDAY 29 NOVEMBER-SUNDAY 1ST DECEMBER, 10-4


THIS IS A BRILLIANT CHRISTMAS FAIR AT A NATIONAL TRUST PROPERTY NEAR SHREWSBURY, I SHALL BE SELLING IN THE HOUSE FROM THE STEWARDS ROOM; THIS FAIR BECOMES VERY BUSY SO MY TIP IS TO DO THE HOUSE FIRST THEN THE MARQUEES, MOST PEOPLE DO IT IN REVERSE!

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GIFT+CRAFT FAIR, QUARRY BANK MILL

FIRSTLY, THANKS TO EVERYBODY FOR MAKING THE SHOPPING EVENT AT MY HOUSE SUCH A SUCCESS!


THIS WEEKEND, 23+24 NOVEMBER I SHALL BE SELLING AT THE CHRISTMAS GIFT AND CRAFT FAIR, QUARRY BANK MILL; LOVELY GROUNDS TO WALK IN AS WELL AS A SHOPPING OPPORTUNITY

SHOPPING EVENT AT MY HOME 15+16 NOVEMBER

COME CHRISTMAS SHOPPING AT ROSEDENE, CH72NU; MY HUGE COLLECTION OF VINTAGE AND NEW TEXTILES AND JEWELLERY WILL BE ON SHOW AROUND THE HOUSE. RING ME ON 01244540003/07753997039 IF YOU NEED DIRECTIONS

VINTAGE FASHION+TEXTILE FAIR , LIVERPOOL, 2ND NOVEMBER

I SHALL BE SELLING AT THIS FAIR ON SATURDAY, IT'S A WELL ESTABLISHED EVENT HELD IN ST. GEORGES HALL FROM 10-4PM; IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE HALL BEFORE IT'S WORTH A VISIT!

WOOL SHAWLS

I HAVE NEW STOCK OF THE WOOL SHAWLS READY FOR THE CHRISTMAS FAIRS, THESE ARE BEAUTIFULLY SOFT AND RETAIL AT £35

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POST ANTIQUE TEXTILES FAIR, LONDON

I LOVE SELLING AT THIS EVENT HELD IN CHELSEA OLD TOWN HALL, ALL VISITORS AT THE FAIR ARE INTERESTED IN TEXTILES AND IT MAKES FOR LOTS OF ENTERTAINING CONVERSATIONS. SOLD MANY AND VARIED ITEMS INCLUDING A SUZANI, IKAT AND VINTAGE WELSH TAPESTRY BLANKET

POST HARROGATE

GOOD TO MEET SO MANY PEOPLE IN YORKSHIRE, BEST SELLERS WERE BOILED WOOL SHAWLS AND SILVER JEWELLERY

FASHION+GIFT FAIR, HARROGATE, 27+28 SEPTEMBER

NOW GETTING READY FOR SELLING AT THIS EVENT AT THE YORKSHIRE EVENT CENTRE; I'VE ATTENDED THIS FAIR AS A VISITOR AND IT WAS BRILLIANT WITH SO MANY AND VARIED SELLERS. COME AND SEE ME ON STAND 62

POST MANCHESTER

WELL, WASN'T THAT A GOOD EVENT?  THE ORGANISER, KEITH HENDERSON, COUNTED OVER 2,000 PEOPLE THROUGH THE DOOR AND IT PROVED TO BE A LIVELY FAIR, THANKS TO ALL MY CUSTOMERS.

MANCHESTER VINTAGE TEXTILES FAIR

This fair is held at the Armitage Centre, 10-4 on Sunday, my stall is at the back of the back row on one side. I'm just back from India so will bring new stock and my regular customers will have fabulous pieces to choose from including an embroidered Rabari jacket from Kutch, Gujarat, mirror work torans, kantha throws and jackets, dowry quilts and much more!

MIND, SPIRIT AND BODY FAIR, SATURDAY 31ST AUGUST

COME AND SEE ME AT THIS FAIR TO BE HELD AT THE DANIEL OWEN CENTRE, MOLD, 10-4 AND FREE ENTRY. I SHALL BE SELLING A GOOD RANGE OF JEWELLERY AND TEXTILES, BOTH NEW AND VINTAGE

KANTHA JACKETS

THESE JACKETS ARE MADE FROM TRADITIONAL, COTTON QUILTS PRODUCED IN WEST BENGAL; THE FABRIC IS SOFT AND THE JACKET REVERSIBLE. THE KANTHA QUILT IS MADE BY JOINING TOGETHER DIFFERENT PIECES OF FABRIC WITH A RUNNING STITCH SO THE PATTERN ON THE INSIDE/OUTSIDE OF THE JACKET WILL BE DIFFERENT.

I'M INCREASING MY STOCK FOR THE RUN-UP TO CHRISTMAS AND THE JACKETS RETAIL AT £45-£55

HOME, RESTORATION AND SALVAGE SHOW 17+18 AUGUST

TODAY I SET UP MY PITCH ON THE CHESHIRE SHOWGROUND, TABLEY, FOR TRADING TOMORROW AND SUNDAY; COME AND SAY HELLO, I'M IN THE SHOPPING ARCADE

POST SHREWSBURY FLOWER SHOW

ENJOYED THIS SHOW VERY MUCH AND WILL HAVE A STALL NEXT YEAR; BOUGHT A VERY PRETTY BLUE/LILIAC ROSE CALLED RHAPSODY IN BLUE!

POST SHREWSBURY FLOWER SHOW

SHREWSBURY FLOWER SHOW

COME AND SEE ME IN THE CRAFT MARQUEE AT SHREWSBURY FLOWER SHOW THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY; I'M TAKING A GOOD SELECTION OF JEWELLERY, ANTIQUE AND NEW INDIAN TEXTILES AND VINTAGE WELSH TAPESTRY BLANKETS

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POST ATTINGHAM

What a scorcher the weekend proved to be! Thanks to everybody who braved the heat of the marquee and bought from me, look forward to seeing you at Attingham's Frost Fair at the end of November when I'll be selling in the house

SUMMER FAIR, ATTINGHAM PARK, NR SHREWSBURY, 13+14 JULY

THE WEATHER PROMISES TO BE GOOD, COME TO A GIFT AND FOOD FAIR AT THIS BEAUTIFUL NATIONAL TRUST PROPERTY; I SHALL TAKE MOSTLY NEW TEXTILES AND JEWELLERY SO IF THERE'S SOMETHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE FROM MY VINTAGE/ANTIQUE STOCK GIVE ME A RING ON 01244540003/07753997039

WHEN IN JAIPUR

  • VISIT THE ANOKHI MUSEUM

  • RIDE UP TO THE AMBER PALACE ON AN ELEPHANT

  • STAY AT HOTEL ARYA NIWAS, A BUDGET HOTEL WHERE EVERYTHING WORKS!

  • HAVE AFTERNOON TEA AT THE RAMBAGH PALACE AND BROWSE THEIR SHOPS

  • SHOP FOR CLOTHES AT ANOKHI, WELL MADE AND CUT FOR WESTERN SHAPES; SHOP AT FABINDIA FOR CLOTHES AND HOME TEXTILES

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RICK STEIN IN INDIA

DID YOU SEE RICK STEIN ON TV THIS WEEK? HE'S TRAVELLING AND COOKING IN INDIA AND IN THE LAST EPISODE  VISITED THE MEENAKSHI TEMPLE IN MADURAI; I WAS THERE IN JANUARY AND HERE ARE SOME PHOTOS



THE LIVERPOOL VINTAGE FAIR

COME AND SEE ME AT ST. GEORGES HALL, LIVERPOOL, SATURDAY 29TH JUNE, 10.30-4.30; THIS WELL ESTABLISHED EVENT TAKES PLACE IN A BEAUTIFUL HALL AND ATTRACTS SELLERS OF VINTAGE FASHION AND TEXTILES, I SHALL BRING WELSH TAPESTRY BLANKETS AND 50'S EMBROIDERED TABLECLOTHS IN ADDITION TO MY INDIAN TEXTILES

EDWARDIAN SUMMER GARDEN PARTY 22ND JUNE

THIS IS A NEW EVENT AT A NATIONAL TRUST PROPERTY, POWIS CASTLE AND GARDENS; IT PROMISES ENTERTAINMENT AND MUSIC, VINTAGE CARS  AND SELLERS INCLUDING ME!

IF YOU HAVEN'T VISITED THIS PROPERTY BEFORE ITS WELL WORTH A VISIT AND ADMISSION IS ONLY £2 FOR ADULTS AND £1 PER CHILD

THANKS TO EVERYBODY WHO CAME SHOPPING AT MY HOME AND MADE IT SUCH A SUCCESS; LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT THE CHRISTMAS EVENT IN NOVEMBER

SHOPPING EVENT AT MY HOME

COME AND BROWSE A HUGE SELECTION OF BEAUTIFUL AND UNUSUAL TEXTILES AND JEWELLERY AT MY HOME; ON SALE WILL BE NEW AND VINTAGE SCARVES AND SHAWLS, THROWS, QUILTS, BAGS, CUSHIONS, WALL HANGINGS AND SILVER JEWELLERY


FRIDAY, 14TH JUNE, 11-8
SATURDAY, 15TH JUNE, 11-6

RING ME ON 07753997039/01244540003 FOR DIRECTIONS, POSTCODE CH72NU
FAMILY AND FRIENDS WELCOME!

THANKS TO EVERYBODY WHO BOUGHT FROM ME YESTERDAY, I ENJOYED THE EVENT VERY MUCH AND LOOK FORWARD TO NEXT YEAR'S TRIBAL ART AND ANTIQUE TEXTILES FAIRS

TRIBAL ART AND ANTIQUE TEXTILES FAIR, HILTON HOTEL, OLYMPIA, LONDON

NOW GETTING STOCK READY FOR THIS FAIR ON SUNDAY, 9TH JUNE, HAVEN'T DONE IT BEFORE SO LOOKING FORWARD TO THE DAY VERY MUCH; COME ALONG AND SEE ME, THE FAIR RUNS FROM 10-5

SO LUCKY WITH THE WEATHER FOR THE WORLD TEXTILES EVENT AT BISLEY, I WAS ABLE TO SET UP STALLS IN THE HALL AND GARDEN; THANKS TO EVERYBODY WHO BOUGHT FROM ME AND I HOPE TO BE AT THIS EVENT NEXT YEAR

LOVELY TO BE AT AN EVENT WHERE ALL VISITORS HAD A KEEN INTEREST IN MY TEXTILES; HELD IN A DELIGHTFUL SETTING IN BISLEY VILLAGE, THE SUN SHONE FOR US AND I WAS ABLE TO DISPLAY GOODS IN THE HALL AND GARDEN. LOOKING FORWARD TO TOMORROW AND WEATHER FORECAST GOOD

WORLD TEXTILES WEEKEND, BISLEY VILLAGE HALL. GL67BQ

I'M EXHIBITING AT THIS EVENT TOGETHER WITH PEOPLE SELLING GOODS FROM AFRICA, CENTRAL ASIA, THAILAND, LAOS, CHILE, HUNGARY, FRANCE AND ENGLAND; MY FIRST TIME AND REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO IT


SATURDAY 25TH MAY 10-5
SUNDAY 26TH 10-4

SO MUCH FOR WEATHER FORECASTS, SATURDAY WAS THE WETTEST DAY AT RIPLEY CASTLE! INSPITE OF THIS, MANY OF YOU BRAVED THE WEATHER AND THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO BOUGHT FROM ME; I SHALL DEFINITELY DO THIS EVENT NEXT YEAR

HOME, RESTORATION AND SALVAGE SHOW

GETTING STOCK READY FOR THIS SHOW AT RIPLEY CASTLE, NR HARROGATE, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, 18+19 MAY. WILL TAKE NEW WOOL THROWS, QUILTS AND SHAWLS IN ADDITION TO MY VINTAGE AND ANTIQUE TEXTILES SOURCED IN INDIA AND THE UK. WEATHER FORECAST SHOWING THAT SATURDAY WILL BE THE BETTER DAY; LOOK FOR ME IN THE SHOPPING ARCADE

JUST BACK FROM INDIA, A WEEK'S BUYING TRIP IN JODHPUR, JAIPUR AND DELHI AND NOW HAVE IN MY COLLECTION QUILTED JACKETS FROM RAJASTHAN, SILK THROWS FROM BIHAR, EMBROIDERED KASHMIRI SHAWLS, COTTON APPLIQUE BED COVERS AND VINTAGE EMBROIDERY FROM GUJARAT

THIS WEEKEND, 6+7 APRIL I'M SELLING AT THE SPRING COUNTRY FAIR, STONYHURST COLLEGE, CLITHEROE, LANCS, BB7 9PZ, 10-5; RING ME ON 07753997039 IF THERE'S SOMETHING IN PARTICULAR YOU WISH TO SEE FROM MY STOCK OF TEXTILES AND JEWELLERY

WELSH TAPESTRY BLANKETS

I'VE STARTED SOURCING VINTAGE, WELSH, TAPESTRY BLANKETS, I REMEMBER THEM FROM MY CHILDHOOD AND THEY ARE SO BEAUTIFUL WITH A DIFFERENT COLOURWAY ON THE REVERSE SIDE. GIVE ME A RING ON 07753997039 IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PURCHASING ONE

THANKS TO EVERYBODY FOR MAKING TODAY SO SUCCESSFUL AND FUN AT THE ARMITAGE CENTRE; LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AGAIN AT THE SEPTEMBER TEXTILE FAIR IN MANCHESTER IF NOT BEFORE.

LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT THE ANTIQUE TEXTILES FAIR ON SUNDAY, 3RD MARCH, 1O-4.30 AT THE ARMITAGE CENTRE, FALLOWFIELD, MANCHESTER; THE EVENT IS IN ITS 21ST YEAR AND ATTRACTS SELLERS AND BUYERS FROM ACROSS THE UK AND EUROPE. HUNDREDS OF STALLS WILL SELL A HUGE RANGE OF FABRIC AND I SHALL BE TAKING QUILTS, THROWS, LARGE PIECES OF IKAT AND SUZANIS, KANTHA WORK FROM WEST BENGAL, WALL HANGINGS, EMBROIDERY FROM KUTCH AND MUCH MORE, INCLUDING WELSH, TAPESTRY BLANKETS

WE HAD TIME TO DO SOME SIGHT- SEEING IN DELHI; GOOD TO SEE THE RED FORT AGAIN FOLLOWED BY A TRISHAW RIDE AROUND THE LANES OF THE OLD CITY

MUKESH BUYS BANANAS TO FEED THE MONKEYS, SOME CROSS THE DUAL CARRIAGEWAY


FROM JAIPUR TO DELHI BY ROAD WITH OUR DRIVER MUKESH SHARMA; THOUGHTFULLY HE'D PUT MY NAME ON THE BACK WINDOW


I VISIT JAIPUR REGULARLY AND HAVE DECIDED TO RUN MY VERY OWN MARIGOLD HOTEL HERE WHEN I RETIRE! ELEVEN KMS NORTH OF THE CITY IS AMBER FORT-PALACE, TOURISTS CAN RIDE UP TO IT ON ELEPHANTS


THEN ON TO RAJASTHAN AND JAISALMER, THE GOLDEN CITY; A TOWN EXISTS WITHIN THE FORT WALLS AND YOU WALK THROUGH BAZAARS AND CAN VISIT TEMPLES AND HAVELIS

FROM DIU WE DROVE TO BHUJ WITH OUR FRIEND AND TOUR MANAGER PRAVIN; IN THE OLD TOWN I BUY ANTIQUE AND VINTAGE TEXTILES, SILVER JEWELLERY AND BEAUTIFUL EMBROIDERY. I'VE ALSO INCLUDED PHOTOS OF THE BLOCK PRINTING 

PROCESS AT THE VILLAGE OF DR. ISMAIL MOHAMMAD KHATRI 


 




FROM SOUTH INDIA WE FLEW TO DIU, A FORMER PORTUGUESE COLONY IN GUJARAT; YOU CAN VISIT THE FORT, WHITE-WASHED CHURCHES AND A FISHING VILLAGE

MADURAI IS ONE OF SOUTH INDIA'S OLDEST CITIES AND HAS BEEN A CENTRE OF LEARNING AND PILGRIMAGE FOR CENTURIES; THE SRI MEENAKSHI TEMPLE IS ITS MAIN ATTRACTION


TRAVELLED SOUTH TO PONDICHERRY, A FORMER FRENCH COLONY, WHERE POLICEMEN STILL WEAR KEPIS.


CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR IN INDIA

WE ARRIVED IN CHENNAI ON CHRISTMAS DAY AND ENJOYED A FEW DAYS AT THE BEACH, HAD IT TO OURSELVES AS RAINS UNSEASONABLY LATE!


INSPITE OF FLOODED PARKLAND WE HAD A BRILLIANT FAIR AT ATTINGHAM, THANKS TO EVERYBODY WHO CAME TO SEE ME AND KEEP IN TOUCH IF YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT JOINING ME ON A TRIP TO INDIA. ALTHOUGH I DON'T SELL FROM MY WEBSITE, I'M HAPPY TO POST SOMETHING OUT TO YOU IF YOU SAW IT ON MY STAND.

MY NEXT SELLING EVENT IS THE FROST FAIR AT ATTINGHAM PARK, FRI-SUN, 30 NOV-2 DECEMBER, 10-4; THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL NATIONAL TRUST PROPERTY IN LOVELY GROUNDS IN ATCHAM, SHREWSBURY, SY4 4TP. I'VE DONE THIS FAIR FOR SEVERAL YEARS AND IT HAS TO BE ONE OF THE BEST CHRISTMAS SHOPPING EVENTS AROUND, OVER 100 STALLS IN THE HOUSE AND MARQUEE SELLING GIFTS NOT FOUND ON THE HIGH STREET. 

SELLING TOMORROW AND SUNDAY, 24+25 NOV AT A CHRISTMAS GIFT FAIR AT THE NATIONAL TRUST, QUARRY BANK MILL AND STYAL ESTATE, WILMSLOW, SK9 4LA; INTERESTING GOODS ON SALE, GROUNDS TO WALK IN AND LOVELY CAKES IN THE TEA SHOP!

IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN, CHRISTMAS SHOPPING AT MY HOME; A TWO DAY EVENT, FRIDAY 16TH NOVEMBER, 11-8 AND SATURDAY 17TH, 11-6.

I'M RECENTLY BACK FROM INDIA AND HAVE SOME GOOD EXAMPLES OF CHIKAN EMBROIDERY FROM LUCKNOW AND WHITE ON WHITE CUTWORK THROWS FROM JAIPUR.
I DISPLAY MY STOCK OF SHAWLS, THROWS, SCARVES, TABLE-CLOTHS, BAGS, QUILTS, WALL HANGINGS, CLOTHES, TORANS, FABRIC, SILVER AND SEMI-PRECIOUS STONE JEWELLERY ALL AROUND THE HOUSE SO COME AND DRINK TEA OR WINE AND EAT SNACKS WHILE BROWSING TO YOUR HEART'S CONTENT!
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NOW GETTING READY FOR A CHRISTMAS SHOPPING EVENT AT ARLEY HALL, NEAR NORTHWICH, THIS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY; PLEASED TO BE IN THE HOUSE AS WE HAD A VERY WET AND MUDDY EVENT THERE IN A MARQUEE DURING THE SUMMER. I SHALL BE SELLING A VARIETY OF QUALITY TEXTILES, MOSTLY NEW, SO IF THERE IS ANYTHING YOU WANT TO SEE FROM THE VINTAGE RANGE PLEASE GIVE ME A RING ON 07753997039

WHAT A BRILLIANT DAYAT THE ANTIQUE TEXTILES FAIR IN LONDON; AFTER A STRESSFUL START--A LOST KEY SO ACCESS TO THE BUILDING DELAYED,  I HAD AN EXCELLENT SELLING DAY AND MET MANY INTERESTING PEOPLE; ALWAYS GOOD TO TALK ABOUT INDIA AND A BONUS IF PEOPLE HAVE VISITED THE KUTCH REGION OF GUJARAT.

BEST SELLERS WERE ALL THINGS KANTHA, COTTON QUILTS, SILK SHAWLS, SCARVES AND EMBROIDERED PIECES, PLEASED TO SELL A VILLAGE QUILT FROM KUTCH TO A DESIGNER WHO WILL COVER A CHAIR WITH IT AND SAD TO SELL A BEAUTIFUL WELSH TAPESTRY QUILT MADE IN 1969, THE YEAR I MARRIED, BUT I KNOW IT'S GONE TO A GOOD HOME.
IF YOU ENJOYED THIS FAIR AND FANCY A TRIP TO THE NORTH WEST NEXT MARCH THEN COME TO THE ANTIQUE TEXTILES FAIR IN MANCHESTER.
OFF TO INDIA ON WEDNESDAY TO STOCK UP ON TEXTILES AND JEWELLERY, OR AS MY HUSBAND CALLS IT, A JOLLY!

MY NEXT SELLING EVENT IS THIS FRIDAY, 28THSEPTEMBER, ARRANGED BY MY FRIEND SHIRLEY JUDD AND HELD AT HER HOME IN MOULDSWORTH, CHESHIRE; IT RUNS FROM 2PM TO 7.30 AND A PERCENTAGE OF MY SALES WILL GO TO MACMILLAN CANCER CARE. RING ME ON 07753997039 IF YOU NEED DIRECTIONS

SUNDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER IS THE VINTAGE FASHION AND TEXTILES FAIR AT THE ARMITAGE CENTRE, MANCHESTER; I SHALL BE SELLING QUILTS, SHAWLS, WALL HANGINGS, THROWS, CUSHION COVERS,SUZANIS, IKAT PIECES AND JEWELLERY; RECENT ADDITIONS TO STOCK ARE A GOOD QUALITY TWEED COAT, EMBROIDERED INDIAN SKIRT, JACKETS MADE FROM KANTHA QUILTS AND AFGHAN JEWELLERY!

LOOKING FORWARD TO THE WEEKEND AS SELLING AT MY FIRST HOME, RESTORATION AND SALVAGE FAIR; 18+19 AUGUST AT CHESHIRE SHOWGROUND, TABLEY. SHALL BE TAKING VINTAGE TEXTILES SOURCED IN INDIA AND THE UK INCLUDING KANTHA AND DOWRY QUILTS, WALL HANGINGS, CUSHIONS, THROWS AND EMBROIDERY

How lucky were we? Weather kind at the weekend, ground not too soggy and a great summer fair at Attingham Park, will definitely do again next year; thought the mix of food stalls and gifts/crafts good and organisation excellent---thanks Flora!

What a disappointment that the Wilmslow show cancelled following heavy, prolonged rain; this coming weekend I'm selling at Attingham, a National Trust property near Shrewsbury and will have silver jewellery with me as well as decorative textiles

Just back from Arley Garden Festival, definitely the muddiest show I've done and have decided, no shows on grass for me next year!

Shall enjoy setting up for the 2 day sale at my home on 29 and 30 June, can put out all my stock and time to chat; please ring me for directions, 07753997039/01244540003

Greetings from India, this is a quick buying trip as the temperature is 43 degrees C! I'm moving from a/c hotel to a/c car to a fan cooled wholesaler's premises and as you can imagine, there are very few Westerners about. For those of you who've bought kantha quilts you may like to know that I'm having jackets made from them, I see that East is selling them but at huge cost.

I enjoyed the Quilt and Embroidery Fair in Uttoxeter, good to meet old and new customers and to chat about visits to India, the embroidered wall hangings were good sellers and much admired. If you live near Chester come along to the Vintage Fashion and Textile Fair at the Race Course on Sunday, lots of stalls selling interesting bits and pieces for sewing projects.

What a pity the cold weather has returned, fingers crossed it stays dry for setting up at Arley Hall; I'm selling there over the Easter weekend, Saturday to Monday, if you haven't visited before come along and see the beautiful house and gardens as well as doing some shopping! If we've met before and there's something particular you'd like me to bring, call me on 07753997039

What a great event the Textile Society's Antique Textile Fair is, good to meet up with sellers and buyers in Manchester last Sunday; not always enough time to chat, if you fancy a run out to north Wales and are interested in seeing more of my textiles you are very welcome to come to my home. Alternatively, I shall have a 2 day selling event at my home in June.

Margaret and I in Bhuj, a town devastated by an earthquake in 2001; now a thriving place with an interesting market area good for sourcing old and new decorative textiles

We visited a Rabari camp, these people are semi nomadic and can often be seen in Gujarat; the women wear black in contrast to the beautiful colourful embroidery they do; I have Rabari blankets and pieces of embroidery in my collection and for sale

Visited the Sun Temple at Modhera and were part of a film shoot  promoting Gujarat as a holiday destination, here are the classical dance girls

Stopped for chai and met up with these women on the way to a wedding, check out the gold jewellery

Just back from 2 weeks in India visiting suppliers in Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur and Bhuj; bought lovely vintage kantha quilts, wall hangings, soft woollen shawls, beautiful old ikat fabric and fun, modern hand embroidered torans.

A good friend, Margaret , was with me, excellent company and also useful for second opinions on textiles

What a hectic few days at Attingham, the fair is always well attended but visitor figures up this year; good to meet regular customers and new, the wall hangings made by women in Rajasthan and Gujarat were particularly admired. Now getting ready for my last fair of the year, NT Erddig near Wrexham, this event runs over three weekends and has grown into a fun and festive Victorian Christmas Fair.

Today I'm setting up my stall at Attingham Frost Fair, my best general fair of the year, if you haven't visited before I'd encourage you to come because of the quality and diversity of products on offer, it's also a lovely National Trust property and you can walk in the grounds. If you are interested in my vintage textiles give me a ring as I don't take as many items to this fair.  07753997039. Opening times 10-4, Fri-Sunday

I look forward each year to the sales at my home, it's an opportunity to display most of my stock whereas at fairs I have to guess at what will sell as space is always limited; this year I have particularly beautiful boiled wool shawls and throws, vintage and new kantha quilts, silk kantha shawls and scarves, embroidered bags and cushion covers, embroidery work wall hangings as well as silver and semi-precious stone jewellery. The event takes place at Rosedene on Friday and Saturday, 18+19 November, 10am-8pm, come along and enjoy a leisurely browse and refreshments, family and friends welcome. Give me a ring on 07753997039 or 01244549530 if you need directions.

Now getting ready for the shopping event at Hagley Hall, 22+23 October; I shall be selling a variety of decorative textiles but if there is anything in particular you should like to see please get in touch as I shan't be able to display all my stock

I've managed to squeeze in a trip to India and will be away for 12 days from 26 October, shall be buying in Delhi and Jaipur and then hope to see more of Rajasthan; if there is anything in particular you would like me to source for you please get in touch!

My first time at the London Textile Society Fair, not as big an event as the Manchester one but successful never the less and good to meet new sellers and buyers; a very hot weekend and no a/c at the venue but visually a very interesting building.

 

 

 

Photos of suzanis and ikat as promised, all are large pieces, two suzanis are 19th century and one 20th century; the ikat is 19th century

Now planning for the Antique Textiles Fair at Chelsea Old Town Hall on 2nd October, in the next few days will add photos of some of the exciting things I shall be selling-old suzanis, ikat pieces, rabari wedding shawls and kantha work

Apologies to everybody but unforeseen circumstances have forced me to pull out of the Bishops Castle event this weekend

Enjoyed meeting Manijeh's friends at Blakenhall, thanks to everybody for buying from me, hope to meet you again before Christmas, perhaps at the sales at my home on 18+19 November

Have added an extra event for this year, 14th September, 10-4 at Blakenhall Village Hall near Nantwich, CW57NP; this is an open day with Manijeh, we met at Tatton Flower Show where she was selling her easy to wear clothes made from hand dyed natural fabrics. Come along and browse; refreshments available.

Thanks to everybody for making RHS Tatton a success for me, this was my first year as an exhibitor and I enjoyed meeting so many people interested in my textiles and travel in India; best sellers were embroidered wall hangings and woollen shawls.

Gay, Margaret and Jo helped on the stand and fellow exhibitors provided encouragement and lovely things for me to buy-take a look at www.manijeh.co.uk and www.arleenwild.co.uk

Jennifer

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