I put an advertisement in the village post office and sweet shop a couple of days ago - and didn't really expect a reply - but I DID last night. From a very kind lady who is moving and has been getting rid of things - wish I had known sooner - I could have bought a box full of ribbons and trimmings.
But I am utterly thrilled to bits with which I do have........
This wonderful lace is about 12 inches deep!
Two of these - which I think may be 'chair backs' that someone has made to protect the chair where your head reats. I can't stop looking at the wonderful embroidery.
Look at these wonderful material samples. I spent a happy time peeling off the labels at the back. Mainly Laura Ashley.
I also got two gorgeous 'shiny' half a yard/metre of fabrics.
This is the reverse side of the shiny creamy colour piece
And this is the reverse of the orange piece
And this sample I think I shall be afraid to use!
It is thick and like satin and embroidered. about 12 inches square - but looks like it might have been for a wedding dress bodice or something like that!