Sajou Veined Ivory Scissors

These handmade luxury scissors are inspired by the Charles X era famous for the sophistication and quality of its objects and the scissors are beautifully rendered replicas. The handles are imitation veined ivory and reproduce the Sajou “S”.  The finger rings are decorated with a scalloped festoon detail and one ring is embellished with a blue and white satin pompom tassel.  The finished article is a very lighweight pair of scissors that are a delight to use and they come gift packaged in a Sajou box. The scissors are made for Sajou in the small town of Nogent-en-Bassigny, which has … Read more

Fil Au Chinois Waxed Linen Thread Capsules

The famous brand Fil au Chinois reproduced the packaging of their linen thread, sold in capsules (small round containers) in bygone days. This linen thread is lightly waxed to make sewing easier and is made in the north of France, the birthplace of Fil au Chinois. The label on the capsules is the famous character “Chinois”, the namesake of this brand. Length of each spool: 50 meters. Choose from the following colors: Yellow, Golden Yellow, Orange, Old Rose, Azure, Royal, Bronze Green, Green, Dark Green, and Brown. Available online only. $9 per capsule Color Yellow $9.00 USDGolden Yellow $9.00 USDOld Rose $9.00 USDAzure $9.00 USDRoyal $9.00 USDBronze … Read more

On Pins and Needles

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 provider of threads, needles and finely crafted scissors for what is called Ouvrages de Dames, or “Ladies’ Work” until the early part of the 20th century, when it fell into decline.  The woman responsible for restoring the House of Sajou to its former glory is … Read more