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Japanese urushi lacquer scoops

By admin | December 4, 2010

I love lacquer and have been fortunate to receive lacquered bowls, chopsticks and bento boxes from my relatives in Japan over the years.  And I was so pleased to learn that lac dye is derived from shellac, which I assumed was where lacquer came from.  It was a very nice tie-in with the beautiful lac […]

Sajou Sewing Set #3

By admin | December 3, 2010

A delightful small sewing box covered with blue and white paper like those used for the Mercerie vintage style storage boxes. Tailor’s chalk and tacking thread give it a dressmaker’s focus, but it is suitable for all needle art enthusiasts. The top of the cover has a pink Art Deco style cover of a girl and kitten playing with spools of thread […]

Fil au Chinois Waxed Linen Thread Cards

By admin | December 3, 2010

Before there were wooden and plastic thread spools, there were thread cards. These threads are decoratively wrapped around a Fil au Chinois cardboard holder in a beautiful star pattern and come in saturated bright colors. Each color has a different depiction of the Fil au Chinois character. Choose from 6 individual colors or a six pack of all the colors.  Available online only. […]

Paris Thread Winder

By admin | December 3, 2010

Cotton and linen threads were often presented on thread cards, capsules or cocoons prior to the need for a sewing machine spool. The choice of forms and colors was  varied and these cards have now become a charming collectible item.This series depicts the beloved Eiffel Tower in six colors: orange, red, mauve, blue, pale green […]

Honfleur Thread Winder

By admin | December 3, 2010

Cotton and linen threads were often presented on thread cards, capsules or cocoons prior to the need for a sewing machine spool. The choice of forms and colors was very varied and these cards have now become a charming collectible item. The Honfluer thread winders feature beautifully rendered butterfly drawings. Imagine your precious handspun yarn […]

Elbeuf Thread Winder

By admin | December 3, 2010

Cotton and linen threads were often presented on thread cards, capsules or cocoons prior to the need for a sewing machine spool. The choice of forms and colors was very varied and these cards have now become a charming collectible item.This series of floral designs are inspired by vintage seed packets. Imagine your precious handspun […]

Assorted Thread Winders

By admin | December 3, 2010

Cotton and linen threads were often presented on thread cards, capsules or cocoons prior to the need for a sewing machine spool. The choice of forms and colors was very varied and these cards have now become a charming collectible item. Let us choose an assortment of different thread cards for you. Imagine your precious […]

Vernon Thread Winder

By admin | December 3, 2010

Cotton and linen threads were often presented on thread cards, capsules or cocoons prior to the need for a sewing machine spool. The choice of forms and colors was very varied and these cards have now become a charming collectible item.The Vernon series depicts the heads of old fashioned French costumes : Normandie, Paris, Nice, […]

Cabourg Thread Winder

By admin | December 3, 2010

Cotton and linen threads were often presented on thread cards, capsules or cocoons prior to the need for a sewing machine spool. The choice of forms and colors was very varied and these cards have now become a charming collectible item.The Cabourg thread winders are dotted with tiny floral motifs, inspired by vintage wallpapers. Very […]

Deauville Thread Winder

By admin | December 3, 2010

Cotton and linen threads were often presented on thread cards, capsules or cocoons prior to the need for a sewing machine spool. The choice of forms and colors was very varied and these cards have now become a charming collectible item.These cards depict “La Mode de Paris” in the 1930’s with the latest millinery fashions. […]