Monday, 5 May 2008

Sale at Cowslip Workshops

I was at Cowslip Workshops in Launceston, Cornwall, with my friend and working partner Linda. We were asked to set up a shop with our Vintage French Textiles and were there for 2nd and 3rd May. When we were getting ready and began packing our boxes for the trip we were amazed with just how much we had accumulated. There were lots of lovely linen sheets some with monogrammes and some without. These are usually made up into curtains as they hang so beautifully. We had lots of lovely crunchy rustic linen suitable for soft furnishing projects as well as the lovely finely woven linen. Red and white linen tea towels are very popular and we had a basket of these and a couple of French quilts that I had recently found on my trip to the south of France.

We had a lot of eager customers first thing Friday morning who spent a long time going through everything from linen sheets to small pieces of lace. We had a lovely time made especially pleasurable by being in such a lovely place with the most kind and friendly people. It is always a pleasure to visit Cowslip and we met some customers who were there for the first time who are now completely hooked and will be back many times more.
Cowslip workshops is my favourite place and we are thrilled that Jo has asked us to go back again in August. We will be there for the 22nd and 23rd August , which is Bank Holiday week-end and also the Kaffe Fassett exhibition is on at that time.
We are hoping to have a couple more trips to France before then to restock. This in itself is very exciting as we never know what we are going to find. Hopefully we will be able to get a bit further South to pastures new.

Of course I didn't manage to resist having a look in Jo's lovely shop and just had to buy some of her lovely fabric. All I need now is the time to make it up.
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