The Washerwoman

Monday, 8 October 2018

The Vintage Bazaar at The Cheese and Grain, Saturday 27th October


Good morning to all our new followers, and thank you to everyone who came to our event last weekend in Lydeard St Lawrence.


 We will announce the next West Country Textile event here very soon, but in the meantime we are preparing the stock for a very special event...


Beautiful textiles and other treasures will be for sale on our stand at The Vintage Bazaar at The Cheese and Grain in Frome on Saturday 27th October.


  As always there will be a super selection of stands selling Antique Lace, Linens, Haberdashery, Quilts, Vintage Costume, Millinery flowers and much more....


 The event is open from 9 am to 3 pm, with ample parking and disabled access. Admission £2 for adults, with an excellent coffee shop attached to the hall.

Saturday, 30 June 2018

The West Country Fabric and Textiles Weekend


We are pleased to announce our Autumn date for our next Fabric and Textiles Weekend in Lydeard St Lawrence Village Hall. The event will take place on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th October, open on both days from 10 am to 3 pm. Admission is free.


This time we are joined by Isobel Hague , who is well known on the textiles circuit for her wonderful range of stock, from haberdashery, lace and patchwork pieces to silk shawls and tea dresses....


...and  La Camionnette Bleue  with European rustic linens , grain sacks , and bolts of fabric ideal for projects and light upholstery....


...and of course  The Washerwoman  with a range of English and French textiles including florals , dress fabrics...


...tassels and trimmings....


...curtains and upholstery fabrics...


 ... as well as the fun and funky!


Friday, 29 June 2018

Dolls house destash and spring clean!


The dolls house items for sale are now listed on my other blog. Click here to take you to the sales page, many thanks, Lizzie

Thursday, 28 June 2018

The Vintage Bazaar in Frome this Saturday


The van is packed and ready for The Vintage Bazaar at The Cheese and Grain in Frome this Saturday.

  We have textiles galore as well as fabric bundles...


 French cafĂ© curtains washed and ironed fresh from France


  Beautiful serene Religious figures


as well as trimmings, lace and braid...


The Vintage Bazaar is open from 9 am to 3 pm. Admission £2 for adults

Full details can be found here

Sunday, 22 April 2018

The Vintage Bazaar at The Cheese and Grain in Frome, Somerset.


The Vintage Bazaar at The Cheese and Grain in Frome takes place on Saturday the 28th April. Full details for this special event can be found on the blog

Sunday, 4 March 2018

The Vintage Bazaar at The Corn Exchange in Devizes, Saturday 17th March


It has been a busy few weeks as gathering items for the next Antique and Vintage Textile and Costume Auction at The Bristol Auction Rooms....


 .... as well as finding some lovely fresh stock for the first Vintage Bazaar of the year which will take place on Saturday 17th March. 9am to 3 pm. Admission £2 for adults. Further details can be found on The Vintage Bazaar blogFacebook page or Instagram


 The auction details for the March 21st sale can be found here


Monday, 1 January 2018

The Spring pop-up Textiles, Fabrics and Costume Sale Saturday 10th February 2018


The Washerwoman presents.....



The Spring pop-up Textiles, Fabrics and Costume Sale
Saturday 10th February 2018. 9 am to 2 pm
at Lydeard St Lawrence Village Hall, near Taunton. TA4 3SE


A grand rummage with Antique and Vintage textiles and fabrics including dress fabrics, florals, linens, French toile, upholstery fabrics, haberdashery, trimmings, scrap-bags and buttons, together with a collection of Vintage costume including 1930s and Wartime dresses.


Linen and Cotton bolts of fabric ideal for making cushions


Antique floral textiles including French toile


Gorgeous old block printed Indigo.....

 Free admission and ample parking

Sunday, 15 October 2017

The Vintage Bazaar at The Cheese and Grain in Frome on Saturday 21st October


 Our next event is The Vintage Bazaar at The Cheese and Grain in the centre of Frome on Saturday 21st October. Post code BA11 1BE, Open from 9 am to 3 pm. Admission £2 for adults. Full details on the Vintage Bazaar blog or Facebook page.


We will be bringing a great selection of vintage nursery fabrics.......


....and plenty of old faded floral
  textiles from France....


 ..as well as vintage kid's clothing from France....

 old collectable toys....


 ...miniature goodies...

 Stunning Sanderson textiles suitable for curtains and light upholstery projects....


  Lace, haberdashery and bolts of beautiful tweed...


Hope to see you there! Lizzie

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Thank you!


 Thank you to all the super customers who came to The West Country Textiles weekend. It was fun meeting so many keen fabric lovers and sewing enthusiasts. We will announce next years dates very soon. In the meantime we have The Vintage Bazaar to look forward to at The Cheese and Grain in Frome on Saturday 21st October. Full details on the blog.http://thevintagebazaar.blogspot.co.uk/

Monday, 31 July 2017

The West Country Fabric and Textiles Weekend - next date.....



 The next West Country Textile Weekend will be on Saturday the 23rd and Sunday 24th September at Lydeard St Lawrence Village Hall. TA4 3SE.


  Donna Flower will have her beautiful range of textiles, trimmings and other treasures....


Sue Meager (aka Vintage to Victorian) always has a stunning selection of haberdashery, quilts and textiles...



 East German and French linens from La Camionnette Bleue


 The Washerwoman will have some gorgeous dress fabrics for sale.... as well as buttons in all shapes and sizes. The event is open from 10 am to 3 pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free and there is parking outside the village hall. Don't forget to pop the date in the diary!


Sunday, 2 April 2017

The West Country Fabric and Textiles Weekend - 2017


Here is the date for the diary folks. Saturday the 8th  and Sunday the 9th April 2017. The West Country Fabric and Textiles weekend in Lydeard St Lawrence Village Hall. TA4 3SE. Free admission and parking.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

The Vintage Bazaar in Frome, Saturday 1st April


The next Vintage Bazaar is Saturday 1st April at The Cheese and Grain, The Market Yard, Frome BA11 1BE. Check out the blog for a list of the stallholders. Here


 Expect to find Haberdashery, quirky stuff, gardenalia.....


Rustic ceramics.....

 Costume.... hats...accessories....



 Textiles and much more.....


The fair is open from 9 am to 3 pm. Admission £2 for adults. Sorry, no dogs allowed in the hall.