Saturday, 24 November 2007

Snowflakes are falling on my head.

Hanging snowflakes on the tree or in the windows makes Christmas feel really wintery even if the sun is shining.
These crochet motifs have been stiffly starched and only need a looped thread adding to them. At just £1.00 each they are a bargain and something you won't find in the shops just unique. They have been going fast and I only have 8 left, so visit my website and order NOW at

in the Vintage embellishments/lace section.

Off to the fairs

The time has around again when we must pick up all of our stock and head for the fairs.
In just over a week we will be filling the van to the roof and travelling over the Pennines to the wonderfu fair at Swinderby, Lincolnshire. This Antiques fair is huge and grows bigger each year. Buyers arrive from all four corners of the globe to ship out the superb antiques and collectables that are on display. The Christmas Swinderby Fair is open on 4th and 5th December. You will need stout shoes for walking, warm clothes and waterproofs just in case. The best day to visit is the Tuesday which is trade day but anyone is welcome. Many of the outside pitches leave after this day so if you want to view everything then Tuesday is recommended.
There are huge marquees, which is great for this time of year, food stalls, disabled facilities with mobility scooters for hire and International lounges.
It is free entrance on Wednesday.
On the Wednesday after we have packed everything up we normally move down the road to the Newark International Antiques fair but this time we are off to Stafford Bingley Hall Antiques Fair until the Sunday evening. This is a much smaller affair n comparison to Swinderby but warm, friendly and just as much fun. It is all inside in a huge building.
We will not only be taking our antique stock but also the vintage fabrics, textiles, trims and haberdashery you see on the
Rag Rescue website
plus much more which I haven't had time to put on the site.

Hope to see you there if you are in the UK at this time.
For more details on the Fairs see:-

Swinderby International Antiques fair
Bowmans Antiques Fair Stafford

Friday, 9 November 2007


I'd like to apologise to everyone who looked at my new website, for the poor photographic quality. I have spent the last few days re -doing them all and I hope you find them more attractive.
You can now safely look through the site at the attractive display of vintage fabrics, embellishments and trims and hopefully find something you like.

Rag Rescue for recycled fabrics and embellishments

Sunday, 4 November 2007

Keeping old textiles out of landfill

There is an estimated one million tonnes of textiles that goes into UK landfills each year. This is a dreadful situation, no wonder our planet is under stress.

To this end and because we are in the antique business, we have decided to save some of the antique and vintage textiles from near death and offer them to crafters, artisans, quilters, embellishers, fiber artists and designers for re-use.

This blog will help you to understand what we do and how our items can be re-used in projects. I hope it will become a showcase for your work and encourage others to use recycled textiles in their designs for the future.