Tuesday, 14 December 2010
It is wonderful to find a high street where you can buy all those things that are a chore to find elsewhere - for instance an ironmongers where you can buy fuses! But for me the real star in the Ledbury firmament is Tinsmiths. Do go and have a browse - here is the link http://shop.tinsmiths.co.uk/
Whenever I need upholstery fabric that is where I head, because the owner stocks an array of all the fabrics I like and she also has an occasional old quilt. This time last year I bought a patchwork coverlet that obviously had never been used as some of its fabrics still have their glaze. If you click the picture and zoom in you experts out there will sure be able to date them and I would love to know what you think?
This visit was crucial because I'm looking for a fabric to re-cover a little Chesterfield which I have cherished for many years but since it was moved into the living room the cats have thoroughly trashed. I love my cats dearly but what they have done is hard to forgive so finding something special to rehabilitate it, Tinsmith was the place to go. I will tell you more again!