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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. […]

On Pins and Needles

By admin | December 1, 2010

My weakness for beautiful tools was sorely tested these past few days, and I finally succumbed to the charms of these vintage needlework treasures.  The objets of my desire were  lovely  tools for sewing, stitching and lacemaking from a French company called Sajou.  Maison Sajou was founded in 1828 and was well known as a […]

Cyber Monday

By admin | November 28, 2010

When you read about Cyber Monday, one thinks of people glued to their computers, madly clicking away and purchasing plasma screen TV sets and oodles of electronica that are ON SALE for Cyber Monday through all the major retailers. Instead, why not celebrate Cyber Monday with a handmade gift?  There are some wonderful sites out […]

Holiday gift ideas

By admin | November 28, 2010

Looking for gift ideas for the serious textile artist?  That can sometimes be tricky, but here are some objects that we’ve chosen for beauty and functionality and we hope will be enjoyed for many years.  We spent the better part of last year searching for these items and discovered them in all sorts of unlikely […]

Bamboo scoops

By admin | November 21, 2010

Simple Bamboo Scoops-Another find that we uncovered in a dimly lit warehouse filled with antique treasures. These streamlined elegant scoops are carved from a single 6″ length of bamboo and are about 1 inch in diameter. The edges are nicely finished and smooth. Each scoop is stained a warm brown and comes with a simple […]