Thursday, July 15, 2010
Whilst I was looking for some embroidery thread for my new collage I remembered that I had purchased this old biscuit tin at a combined garage sale in our local hall some time ago. The thread I am using came from this tin and it was wrapped around this piece of newspaper print about a Stromberg Valve Radio Receiver. It, along with all the items, must be some 50-60 years old. How amazing is that!
Also in the tin is a collection of old buttons, thread on wooden reels, elastic, sewing needles, tape measures (fabric - not plastic!) , pearl threader for beads, some silk hosiery mending thread and 2 large pieces of chalk - boy what a find! It really does take us back to the days when really everything was made with quality to last and last.
Anyway it is lovely to think my thread in the collage has come from here!
Posted by suziqu's thread works at Thursday, July 15, 2010