Saturday, 25 August 2012

Feeling festive with Christmas coloured vintage fabrics


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.

Friday, 24 August 2012

Vintage fabric at Rag Rescue

Four more lovely vintage fabrics tomorrow at the Rag Rescue website.

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.

Gents vintage silk hankies at Rag Rescue website today.


Start your Christmas shopping early this year.
The lovely gents vintage silk hankies are ideal for those special occasions.
grab one now before they go, no more available.
You will find them  at the 

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Pretty vintage fabric squares at Rag Rescue today.


Vintage fabric squares can be used for a number of projects not just patchwork. 

You will find the above fabric squares on the Rag Rescue website, in the category 'sizes'

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Rag Rescue lists more vintage haberdashery items

Superb vintage haberdashery items have been listed today. These are ideal for use or display.

Talking about display, if you haven't the heart to use these old items then why not frame them or try this - 


It would make a superb talking point.

Lots of haberdashery items can be found at the Rag Rescue website

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Vintage corsetry bits

This week’s special – old corsetry items. Ideal for collectors, students and designers. However I think
they could be used also in a creative way, picture frames, art dolls arms and legs etc. I’m sure you can think of lots more ideas.

All at the Rag Rescue website tomorrow.

Look at these beautiful vintage floral designs.

Superb designs on these scrapbag vintage fabrics at the Rag Rescue website.
The above have just listed.

Monday, 13 August 2012

Six more vintage fabric squares

The Olympics 'Sew Along' is now closed

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.

Thank you to you all.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Parsons raised foundation monograms for embroidery. - Old English


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.

Patented - British Made.

Thursday, 2 August 2012

More of Parsons raised monogram aids at Rag Rescue tomorrow.


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.

Patented - British Made.

All will be listed on the Rag Rescue website tomorrow

Antique and vintage fabric internet sellers BEWARE

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.

Vintage embroideries at the Rag Rescue website today

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

More vintage fabric squares today at the Rag Rescue website.

Gorgeous vintage fabric squares have been listed today, ideal for patchwork or small projects.
Why not have a browse around the website, there are some wonderful vintage fabrics and trims and many of the fabrics have been reduced.