Friday, 30 May 2014

Rag Rescue ships vintage fabrics worldwide.

Another idea for using vintage fabrics. I need new curtains for my craft room, perhaps I will make them from vintage fabrics, that is when I have time.

More vintage fabrics added to the Rag Rescue website today.
Shipping worldwide.


Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Antique and vintage French toile fabric

Antique and vintage French toile fabric pieces, can be put to so many uses. I love this chair, which would work very well with the piece I have on sale today. I think personally, I would prefer a white or cream chair, but either would show of the fabric design.

I have also placed some wonderful antique quilted French toile fabric pieces on the website today.

Monday, 26 May 2014

Bank Holiday Monday for vintage fabric squares

The cushions are from the Vintage and Homemade Fair in England, spring 2011. Wonder who made them!

You could make some like these as there are lots of individual vintage fabric squares at the Rag Rescue website. You can pick and choose, mix and match. Only 40p, 50p and 60p for 4", 5",6" sqiares. 

The pics below, show the squares that have been added today. All French vintage fabric.

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Superb french vintage fabrics at Rag Rescue today.

I just love covering antique chairs with antique french upholstery fabric. I found this lovely covered antique chair on pinterest and the fabric is so similar to theFfrench antique furnishing fabric which I have placed on the Rag Rescue website today.

i just love this Art Nouveau designed fabric. It is one of my favourites.

This vintage french fabric is so bright and cheerful, just what you need on a dull day.

The french vintage fabric below is a rayon fabric and drapes beautifully.

All these vintage French fabrics have been placed on the Rag Rescue website today. Why not take a look at the website -


Saturday, 24 May 2014

Great shopper lined with vintage fabric

More lovely vintage fabrics today at Rag Rescue. Also I'm showing you another idea for using vintage fabrics. A lovely shopper, just ideal for taking around all of the antique and vintage fairs.

Friday, 23 May 2014

Rag Rescue's Thursday vintage lace.

Wonderful antique micro beadwork, vintage lace motifs and a vintage lace butterfly brooch have been added to the website today. Just something a little different for you.  

 Vintage lace butterfly brooch.

Vintage lace motifs.

Antique micro beadwork with roses.

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Vintage fabric scrapbag Wednesday at Rag Rescue

Vintage fabric scrap Wednesday.
Each piece in these larger scrap bags measures approx. 18cms x 12 cms. There are four different designs.

These vintage fabric scrap bags are ideal for crazy quilting, applique work, card making, fabric postcards, ATC's, for use with the embellisher machine and all kinds of fiber art.

If you do not see the colour theme you would like please get in touch and I will source them for you.

Monday, 19 May 2014

Smocking day Monday at Rag Rescue

Why not try your hand at smocking. Today I have put four pieces of unfinished smocking, c.1950's, onto the Rag Rescue website. These will give you an introduction into smocking. Embroidering smocking will be easy as all you have to do is follow the pattern. All of the gathering has been done for you.
I bought over 50 pieces of embroidered smocking from the 1950's and almost the same amount of prepared smocking ready for embroidery work to be embarked upon. All of the completed pieces have now been sold.

The smocking came from a house clearance where the lady created childrens clothes for 'Liberty'. The smocking is perfectly executed as you would expect it to be if it was going to be sold by 'Liberty'.

These pieces do not have to be used just for childrens clothes, they can be used on bags and would make the most wonderful central pieces on cushions.See more ideas below.

Ideas for using smocking.

I made a felted piece for my granddaughter on how a rainbow was made and have turned two of the smocking pieces into birds.

 The sea, by Tinctury.

Peacock by Tinctury

Amulet by Tinctury.
Send me your smocking creations and I will make a special post for them with links to your blog or facebook.Let's share ideas.