Tomorrow starts three weeks or more of Christmas themed vintage fabrics and trims.
While it is still Summer (ha! ha!) we crafters and designers need to be buying our stock for the Christmas season. So tomorrow there are four lovely French vintage fabrics which will enhance any festive project you have in mind.
All will be found at the
RAG RESCUE WEBSITE
tomorrow from 7am BST.
As these are French vintage fabrics I only have limited stocks.
Hopefully I will be able to start posting the next days fabrics again the evening before. Sorry for not doing it this last week but Mum was in hospital having her toe amputated and although she should have come out on Tuesday, I've only just bought her home this afternoon.
Please have your entries into the 'Sew Along' by tomorrow morning Tuesday 14th August 9am.
Please post a photo of your creation either here on Rag Rescue blog or at RagRescueforvintagefabricandtrims on facebook.
These are wonderful rare Victorian/Edwardian monogram aids. Instead of having to embroider under each letter to create a raised monogram, this saves you time and energy. Tack the initial on to your material and embroider neatly over,commencing from the centre.
When embroidered they will withstand indefinite washing, boiling and ironing.
Yesterday was a very disappointing day for Rag Rescue. In all of my 17 years of trading I have always tried to sell the best items I could find at the right price and give the best service. My customers at fairs were always polite and apart from a few people found stealing we had no problems.
Up to this point, all of my customers buying from Rag Rescue have been a pleasure to sell to, wonderful people who appreciate all the hard work that goes into creating and maintaining a busy website. you only have to look at the wonderful feedback from my customers to see how their buying experience has been a pleasure.
However, a month ago I was suspicious of a customer which I must admit is not like me, things didn't seem quite right. I talked to a few of my dealer friends and they thought I should be cautious. A lady ordered large amounts of fabric and didn't pay for it. This lady has an address in the Al Hamra Marina, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates but wants items sent to South Korea. She created an account with Rag Rescue with one name but emailed with a different one, ordered but said that Paypal would not take her credit card. She asked to send a bank transfer which bounced back to her. I made the mistake of not cancelling her account and she ordered a large amount again a month later. This time I asked for paypal payment only, but wanted confirmation that she would pay. After not hearing from her for over 24 hours I cancelled her account and emailed an explanation. I got a very nasty threatening email back from her.
Those of you that know me will know how upset I am about this. However I am only telling this story to make other vintage fabric dealers aware of this lady.