While at Tullyvale Antiques & Interiors, I sought to purchase the best value quality products from boutique trade sources in the UK. Some of these companies were startup companies and not well know in the USA. Today, several of these products can be found , through the trade, throughout Europe and the USA. Below are links to some of our sources:
ANTA is one of those boutique shops that has taken off. Tullyvale was one of the first to source the flatweave rugs. We also sold their soft pillow and throws. Popular for their coordinating carpets and accessories plaids, the woolen yarn used for the carpets and tweeds is sourced in the Western Isles and is woven in the Borders. ANTA now 25 years in the same hands, is a partnership between designers Annie and Lachlan Stewart and the craftsmen and women with whom they work.
Located in Filkins, England, Cotswold Woollen Weavers manufactures a wide range of woolen cloths, garments, knitwear, rugs and accessories. Floor rugs and soft throws made of pure new wool were sold in our shop. When inquiring, don’t forget to ask about their floor rugs as well. Cotswold Woollen Weavers Video
Bernie de le Cuona started her Windsor-based fabric company, de Le Cuona, in 1992, and now her exquisite, quality linens and paisley fabrics and glove leathers sell worldwide. Her line of accessories and fabrics can now be purchase in the D&D Building in New York. Her space is small, but de Le Cuona is a must see.
Located in a studio on the edge of the Black Mountains in South Wales. Designer Dennis Mulcahy and weaver Stuart Neale have developed a modern interpretation of the traditional Welsh ‘carthen’. These throws as well as their houndstooth plaids are a heavy weight and are absolutely beautiful. Sioni Rhys Handweavers Video
Renaissance Textiles ~ Stuart Interiors designs and weaves faithful copies of early English and European fabrics, ranging from the Byzantine to the 19th century period. Many of our designs have not been woven for hundreds of years and were rediscovered with the help of the museums of Europe. You won’t find finer wool damask fabric anywhere.
Antique Dealers: some of our favorites:
Auctions: some houses we found fair and honest: