This week I have been down to Yorkshire and back to the North East buying lots of lovely linens and textiles - Irish linen sheets, pillowcases and tablecloths are always in the lots that I look for but this week I have also come across some more unusual, even quirky, items. The photo above shows a hand stitched patchwork quilt top that I found in the bottom of a box.
Queen Victoria at the time of her Jubilee - 1887 - so presumably this fabric was made around that time to comemmorate the event.
Then these fabrics have Chinamen on donkeys and dogs and hens and roosters.
I also came across a great example of 1950's - 60's kitsch.
And finally, for today at least, some tapestry work - some completed but never used and some obviously used but treasured and put away to "do something with later" ( I have boxes and boxes of textiles waiting for "later" too!)