Special linens for sale

Special linens for sale

The view from Montefalco On the subject of travelling, we have been lucky in so many ways. Our stitching business took as across the pond to the US a number of times, and we have visited all sorts of places looking at embroidery and at the raw materials in Europe and...
Rebecca Scott & Witney Antiques

Rebecca Scott & Witney Antiques

I am sure that by now you know that I am passionate about samplers and have collected these exquisite pieces of embroidery for over 30 years. I am never happier than when designing or stitching a sampler project. One of my very favourite haunts is a shop called Witney...
Time for something sweete

Time for something sweete

A stunning Elizabethan creation You are forgiven if you haven’t heard of these delicious little ‘sweete bags’ before – and no I haven’t got carried away with too many letter ‘e’s . These very decorative and extremely collectable...
Out with Monty for the afternoon

Out with Monty for the afternoon

One of the many good things about dog ownership is that you really do have to go out for a walk. Over the past months where either the weather was very wet in early spring, or later when we were forced to limit our activities, dear Monty had to be walked. As a general...
The Colours of India

The Colours of India

My most prized fabric find The first time Bill and I went to India I had to keep pinching myself because it just seemed so unlikely. Bill was, and I must say still is, a conservative chap who had been without a passport until he was 30 – yet here we were on our way to...
A Visit to Gawthorpe Hall and the Shuttleworth Collection

A Visit to Gawthorpe Hall and the Shuttleworth Collection

Gawthorpe Hall, home to an incredible textile collection Like many of us, I have been reminiscing about places I have visited rather than planning new trips. Gawthorpe Hall is somewhere that definitely merits another visit when it is possible to travel further afield...