Tuesday, 29 January 2013

... other things.....

For those of you in and around London and/or the UK here are some places to visit over the next couple of months which we guarantee you will love:

Catch one of our favorite websites for all things vintage antique, at one of their numerous fairs coming up:


...and the not to be missed Vintage Fashion, Textiles and Accessories Fair
at Hammersmith Town Hall!  Print the ticket below for your get-into-fair-free-card......

We'll definitely be swinging our handbags there....

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

.... ideas to start the year.....

.... if you feel like a fresh look to your living room to start off the New Year, without a great deal of effort or money, here are a few Les Soeurs Anglaises textile tips, that we've implemented to great effect at the Maison de Maitre and L'Espace.  We'll be following them up over the next few months with ideas for the kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and office. 

·      Try adding a length of your favourite fabric or an old frayed blanket, darned and edged and thrown over the back of an armchair or sofa, to add colour and a change of emphasis to the whole room.  Arm covers can be patched with complimentary fabric cuttings, or you can use unexpected textiles for more impact and interest.


Cushion covers can be made from upholstery fabric remnants.  Vintage and contemporary prints look great together.

·      Old quilts in questionable condition, can be patched, Ruflette sewn along the top edge and used as a cosy winter door curtain to stop the draughts.

Tuesday, 1 January 2013


This is the New Year!  You can pass through it coasting on cruise control; or you can step out of your comfort zone, trying things you have never done before, or fine-tuning skills you already have;  make this the year that you elevate from where you are & soar high....   Join us and make it happen!

with Les Soeurs Anglaises' very best wishes to all our past and future participants!