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Occupation Antique & vintage Textile dealer
Location Sunny South of England, United Kingdom
Introduction I am an obsessive textile addict, funding my 'habit' by unwillingly selling some of the beautiful antique and vintage textiles that I come across. As well as private sales, you can find me on ebay under the name vanye90, or see my ebay shop, Morgaine Le Fay Antique Textiles. A web site may be on the cards soon... I sell mostly French textiles, but also come across English and European pieces from time to time. I enjoy ferreting out all sorts of interesting items, for example, 19th century French cottons & linens, huge chateau curtains, 18th century silks and embroideries, 16th and 17th century lace (occaisionally, when I can bear to part with them), fine linens, haberdashery as well as unused and pre-used antique and vintage fabrics such as florals, tickings, hemp runners, silks etc for projects such as cushions or pillows, framing, drapes, whatever your imagination can think of! My new blog, Interesting Antique Textiles will discuss some of my more obscure, strange and often quite damaged textile finds with the hope that people may want to join in the discussions, and make some suggestions about the pieces based on their own experiences and textile knowledge!
Favorite Movies The Name of the Rose, The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, La Reine Margot
Favorite Music Tim Buckley, Jeff Buckley, Dead Can Dance, Foo fighters, Jimmy Eat world
Favorite Books 'In the Skin of a Lion' by Michael Ondaatje, 'The English Patient' by Michael Ondaatje, 'The Passion' by Jeanette Winterson, 'Textiles at Temple Newsam' by Helen Bower, Antique French Textiles for Designers by June Laval