Petra Bradley Prints

“Bags, cushions, purses and accessories made from lovely old embroideries and unusual vintage fabrics. Handmade by myself in York.”

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Hi there and welcome to my shop. Here you will find little fragments of embroidery, faded vintage, and sparkling new remnants made into something pretty and practical once again.
Altho postage is still taking a little longer than usual, it is getting through, so please be patient while you wait for your order. I will always let you know when I have posted it out.
I will be putting new things on the shelves throughout July, so please do stop by for a rummage, and thank you for choosing to visit me at Folksy.

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  • Make up bag or pouch in a Folk Art style, from a vintage Danish tablecloth.

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  • Make up bag or pouch in vintage Danish tablecloth fabric. Soro in Denmark.

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  • Pouch or large purse made from vintage Scandinavian tea towel.

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  • Pouch, purse or make up bag in vintage Scandi print.

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  • Large vintage embroidery floral lavender bag or pouch with Yorkshire lavender.

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  • Lavender bag made in a vintage Notre Dame print, with dried Yorkshire lavender.

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  • Zip-up make up bag, purse or cosmetics bag with vintage floral embroidery

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  • Lavender bag made in vintage Eiffel Tower fabric with dried Yorkshire lavender.

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  • Zip-up make up bag, purse or cosmetics bag with vintage floral embroidery

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  • A pair of lavender bags with vintage floral embroidery

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  •  Cat lavender bag made from a childs vintage hanky with Yorkshire lavender.

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  • Little bucket bag in a bold 1980's vintage floral print.

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  • Lavender bag in vintage 1950's Arc de Triomphe print and Yorkshire lavender.

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  • Small bucket bag made from a 1980's vintage floral fabric with carnations.

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  • Large purse or cosmetics bag in vintage 1980’s floral chintz.

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  • Yorkshire Lavender bag in vintage 1950's Paris print of Le Sacre Coeur.

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  •  Make-up bag with vintage cross stitch thatched cottage and garden.

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  • Woollen cushion in pink herringbone tweed with feather pad.

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  • Toiletries or make up bag with an exotic bird print design

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  • Pack of Summertime vintage fabrics and haberdashery sewing inspiration.

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  • Vintage tea towel storage bag, for make up or toiletries. Godshill Isle of Wight

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  • Isle of Wight vintage tea towel storage, make up, cosmetics or toiletries bag.

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  • Purse, cosmetics or makeup bag with vintage Welsh map and seaside illustrations.

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  • Purse or make up bag with vintage tea towel views of St David’s and Caernarfon.

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  •  Liberty fabric with hearts. Make up bag, cosmetics or coin purse.

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  • Zipped pouch made from a vintage embroidery butterfly and flowers design.

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  • Book bag or tote bag in a vintage 1970's Liberty print.

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  • Vintage embroidery small clutch bag in a butterflies and flowers design

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  •  Vintage hand embroidered purse or make up bag. Blue floral.

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  • Vintage embroidered floral lavender bag with dried Yorkshire lavender.

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  • Toiletries, make up or clutch bag made from  vintage hand embroidery.

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  •  Blue floral lavender bag with vintage embroidery and dried Yorkshire lavender.

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  • Lavender bag with folk art vintage embroidery and dried Yorkshire lavender.

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  • Make up, toiletries or storage bag in a vintage 1970’s Liberty print fabric.

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  • Zip-up make up bag, purse, or cosmetics bag with vintage floral embroidery

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  • Yorkshire lavender bag with circular vintage embroidery of roses and leaves

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  • Liberty print zip up makeup bag or purse, with pink flowers.

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  • Vintage 1970’s Liberty fabric purse, make up or cosmetics bag

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  •  Liberty print make up bag or purse, in vintage 1980’s design.

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  • Liberty print purse, makeup or cosmetics bag, with bright floral design.

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  • Pink peacock feather make up bag, coin purse or pouch. Arts and crafts inspired.

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  • Liberty print makeup bag or purse, with botanical drawings

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  • Toiletries or make up zip up bag in vintage 50’s kitchenalia fabric.

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  • Slouchy shoulder bag in bold vintage fabric print

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  • Vintage Japanese kimono fabric, evening or shoulder bag.

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  • Vintage floral embroidery across your body zip up bag

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  • Round or circular evening bag with vintage embroidery from a plate design.

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  • Across your body bag in vintage embroidery. Anniversary, or special occasions.

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  • Pink tweed woollen makeup bag, purse, or toiletries bag.

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  • Toiletries or make up bag made from a vintage Sanderson print.

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  • Cushion in vintage Welsh wool tapestry, with feather pad.

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  • Softly patterned velvet toiletries, make up or clutch bag.

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  • Softly patterned velvet shoulder bag with chunky zip closure.

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  •  Sewing pattern to make zoo animal toys. Original vintage 1970’s.

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  • Vintage sewing or dressmaking pattern for a sundress.Original 1960’s design

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  • 1970’s maxi skirt  vintage sewing or dressmaking pattern

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  • Vintage dressmaking pattern or sewing pattern original 1960’s design

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  • Vintage dressmaking pattern for a duster coat or overall. Original 1965 design.

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About Petra Bradley Prints

Petra Bradley Prints

Lovely old fabrics and vintage textiles, re-made into beautiful and practical things. Artist, seamstress, hoarder.

I'm Petra, I unearth old and vintage textiles, and remake them into practical and beautiful pieces once again. I run Petra Bradley Prints in York.

I was still at primary school when I became addicted to jumble sales, and I would go along to our Village Hall ones on my own.
My first bargain was a fantastic braided military jacket which I brought in the 1960's. I gave it to my uncle who was a huge Beatles fan, and a bit of a dandy. This early love of old clothing, and a good rummage, led to a career in Theatre costume.

I love the feel, the design, even the musty smell of a new find of vintage fabrics. Seeing them respond to some laundering and repairs TLC is my favourite thing. As a wardrobe supervisor I collected so many whilst on tour, that eventually I had to use them! This original collection of old textiles became the basis for my business.

I am interested in the social history of the things I find. I particularly love the old handsewn embroideries of cottage gardens and crinoline ladies. They have such a period charm, and a romantic nostalgia for an unattainable domestic life. I want to recycle them into beautiful, useful accessories, and give them a purpose once again.

Follow my Facebook or Instagram pages for more textile musings, and maybe even some handbag photos!

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