Sunday, 4 May 2014


Fine bedding typically sold at our T4T Fairs.    For dates contact                                            
 I thought it would be a good idea to record the amazing loyalty and friendship of so many of our textile dealers, most of thom have been with us since they first joined 'the party' twenty years ago, so I am giving you, the equally loyal and friendly supporters, a mini- view of their activities and talents. 

Caroline Bushell,  who now runs T4T with the able help of Linda Clift, knows the textiles of the South West very well as she has worked for local auctioneers listing and valuing sales items.  She is knowledgeable about lace, doll's and children's costume, and traditional West Country samplers and  needlework.  She often has a big stock of English domestic linens, sheets, pillowcases, bedcovers and damask tablecloths and napkins.   In addition she likes vintage quality furnishing fabrics like 1920s Sanderson prints and has a weak spot for all cottage furnishings.   She runs  the very successful Fountain Antique Centre in Honiton which sells all kinds of antiques so her experience and knowledge is wide.  She is a most helpful lady  who is easy and fair to deal with, so bring your queries to her.

Polly Lyster is well known to top decorators, country house interior designers, hotel and restaurant owners;  all people who want top quality and original fabrics for their designer plans.  Polly has a unique resource of colour  and dyes (by commission) in beautiful pastel shades as well as more dashing effects.  She is a mistress of many techniques and gives popular demonstrations from time to time.  She is about to start perfecting more elaborate dyeing techniques which involve tie-dying, wax resist and hand block printing so her work is always progressing in new directions, much to the joy of her clients!  You will find smart sets of table mats and cloths, enticing cushions and bags, a few designer garments, and exclusive remnant pieces in her stock at the fair here on June 15th at Bradford on Avon in the Masonic Hall, Church Street.  A chance to see antique French remnants and buy at basic prices.  She was recently featured in Home and Antiques Magazine.
Polly seen in front of her trademark Indigo

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