Saturday, 22 March 2008

Old sewing tools

The big cupboard sort out continues so I thought I would post quickly about some of the older items.

This sewing case complete with knitting needles and cotton reels was found at a car boot sale, the assorted lace bobbins, rug tools and wooden knitting needle holder were found in a small antique/curio shop in Lincoln last year. The owner admitted that he had no idea what they were and was quite happy for me to take anything sewing related for a very small sum.
My late MIL s sewing box, just as it came to me except for a few buttons which have been used.
A collection of bone and bone handled stilettos, one is carved and opens to reveal a baby ones inside purchased in Scotland a few years ago. lace bobbins that are over 100 year old, bone tatting shuttle and assorted packets of needles.
Knitting stitch/row counter, advertising item maybe, cost me all of 20p at a car boot sale
Mother of pearl thread holder, sewing case, needle case assorted scissors and needle packets.
Fortunately, most of these items are small and inexpensive and give me great pleasure, some even get used from time to time.
By the way, I think winter has finally arrived as it is snowing outside,!!


Threadspider said...

There's so much history and love in these old pieces isn't there? And it's great to not only have them but to use them too. Lucky you on these lovely things.
Have a lovely Easter-the snow has been and gone here.

Sarahs Home said...

I love looking at older things, I cant help wondering about the people who owned and treasured them and what they made or did with them. Luck you!

Sarah x

Sarahs Home said...

oops should say LUCKY YOU !!!
I really should go to bed as it is late, Happy Easter.

Sarah x

Gunnels blog said...

Congratulations! You are a lucky girl!

margaret said...

What lovely old tools - such a wonderful history in them. The knitting "counter" looks like it could be ripe for revival!