'Oh no, dear, that's far too expensive'. I couldn't believe my ears. Before anyone else could pounce I pretty much bowled the poor volunteer over as I thrust the money at her.
What have I got? Only eighty six 6 x 5 inch samples of hand loomed dupion silk in almost every conceivable shade that's what at under five pence a piece! It's a sample book produced in 1998 by the Scottish company, Isle Mill Ltd, an old family company who've been weaving up in the Northern reaches for over 200 years.
What am I going to do with this brilliant find? Well I'm in two minds as to whether to leave it intact as a colour mixing resource or use the individual pieces of fabric for either one great big piece or loads of little projects. I just frightfully glad that I'm the person who's having to solve this mighty dilemma as the booty is in my hands!