Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Vintage fabric pieces for small projects at the Rag Rescue website

Some of the fabrics I purchase have small defects so I have to cut around them to obtain perfect pieces. If they are larger than squares, they are ideal for small projects.

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Rag Rescue web shop re-opens tomorrow after Easter break.

Are you ready for more sewing? If so, take a look at all of the wonderful vintage English and French fabrics and trims at the Rag Rescue website. The shop opens again for business tomorrow at 7am. and every day more items will be added. Hope to see you there.

Friday, 18 April 2014

Textile Art from Hens Teeth

Another wonderful piece of textile art from Hens teeth.
With some vintage fabrics, embroidery threads and a little imagination, creating a piece of textile art is at your finger tips.

Happy Easter.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Easter break at Rag Rescue

Lots of things to do in the next two weeks including visitors arriving. I am therefore having a two week break from selling on the website. As from 10pm this evening the website will be closed for orders. You will be able to see everything just not buy until it opens again on 27th April at 7am.
I will however still occasionally be posting here on my blog, showing you some lovely things you can make with vintage fabrics and trims.

Here are the last of the new listings until the 27th.

Friday, 11 April 2014

Pretty French antique toile fabric buttons at Rag Rescue

Lots of buttons for you to enjoy especially the fabric buttons made with French toile fabric.

This is a lovely small central button covered with 19th century Toile de Jouy surrounded by a frill of the same fabric.
Diameter about 6cms/2.25"
These buttons would have adorned French pleats at the top of curtains or drapes.
In excellent condition and an unusual antique button. 

This button is covered in c.1790 block printed chintz fabric with a design in gold and red on a beige background. They appear to have a base of thick cardboard.
Diameter measures about 4cms/1.5"
These buttons would have adorned French pleats at the top of curtains or drapes.

 These are wonderful little mother of pearl buttons.
All in good condition and being 8mm square.

 Pretty vintage mother of pearl buttons.
2.2cms long x 1cms wide.

 A beautifully carved mother of pearl button.
diameter - 2.5cms

These tiny mother of pearl buttons have a star shaped carving on them.
Diameter - 8mm

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Vintage embroideries

I placed some vintage embroideries on the website this morning. As three out of the four have been sold I thought I would show you some wonderful pieces that were made by Sarah Hardacker. Aren't they delightful?

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Antique and vintage French toile fabric Wednesday

I have just placed four wonderful pieces of French toile fabric pieces on the Rag rescue website.

This French toile fabric is backed with linen. It may at one time have been part of a quilt. I would say that the design is 19th century.


A lovely design on this French toile fabric. Only £6.50

  A large piece of red 19th century toile fabric. I think it has come at one time from a quilt as there are a few stitch holes.

This piece could be used as it is or cut up into small design pieces. There are a lot to choose from, gentleman horse and rider, dogs, ducks, chickens and lots of characters.
 48/49cms x 55/57cms ... 18.9"/19.3" x 21.7"/22.4"

 A lovely design on this toile fabric. probably beginning of the 20th century.

Top 15cns x bottom 10cms x 29cms length.
Only £6.50

Monday, 7 April 2014

A collection of vintage fabric squares at Rag Rescue

More vintage fabric squares have been added to the Rag Rescue collection today. Six added and three sold already although there are lots still on the website. Here are the new ones that are still available.

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Beautiful vintage fabrics from France to put a Spring in your sewing basket

Four more wonderful pieces of French fabric have been added to the Rag Rescue website today. Ideal for making cushions, bags or small projects such as dolls clothes etc.