Run by Joanna Proops for over 30 years, Antique Textiles and Lighting is a veritable Aladdin's Cave for anyone who appreciates the fine workmanship associated with all forms of period textiles.
The shop specialises in period textiles, fans, samplers and associated items from the 17th Century through to the early 20th, and stocks a vast range of fine textiles and antique lace for any collector, designer or home maker. Also a large collection of period paisley shawls, together with quilts (including many 'crazies', fine tapestries and a comprehensive array of beaded bags and other beadwork items.
Joanna Proops has loved materials and sewing from almost before she could read, and was making her own clothes by the time she was ten years old. She has taught herself all the skills that she needs, and she painstakingly repairs damaged items herself.
If you visit the shop, easy parking and the friendly knowledgeable attention that you will receive from Joanna add up to a memorable shopping experience.
Opening hours are from 10am to 4pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, or by appointment.
Our stock includes hats, wedding veils, doll's clothes, chinese embroideries, paisley shawls, cushions, embroideries for cushions, eighteenth century waistcoats, samplers, woolwork pictures, paisley, lace, fans, beaded bags, ribbons, embroideries from 16th century onwards, trimmings, toiles, patchwork quilts, crazy quilts, Durham quilts, silk patchwork, tapestries, late 17th century to 18th and 19th century christening robes, 18th century silks, net curtains, french pillowcases, table covers, curtains....