Sunday, April 18, 2010

Op Shop Finds.


I found these vintage embroidery thread books a while ago.


I don't think they have the original threads inside. But they've definately been in there a while! (all flattened down).


There is a round piece of very thick felt in one of the front covers, to keep needles in (the sides). The only embroidery I really do at the moment is for the faces of some soft toys. I haven't used any of these threads yet!

For more wonderful finds, pop over to Sophie's place!

17 comments:

Cotton Kiwi said...

Great finds Jennie! I so have to come op shopping with you one day! You find the best stuff.

CurlyPops said...

What a treasure! Even the covers of the books are just beautiful. I'd keep them in tact just to look at!

Amanda said...

sweet books, i've never seen them before

sue said...

They are really unusual - I have never seen anything like that before. It doesn't matter if you don'y use them - they are just graet to look at!

m.e (Cathie) said...

they are great Jennie! I thought they were journal covers, very nice.

Kate said...

How fantastic are they?! Such a gorgeous piece of the past to treasure. great find.

moose and bird said...

Great find. At first glance I thought they were printing blocks??? I didn't realise embroidery threads use to come like this. xo

Tracey said...

those little books are great - i have never seen anything like them! :)

Renee said...

Very nice find!

Steph said...

What a lovely find. Didn't people used to have the most delightful things. SO pleased that beautifully crafted items are taking off again :)

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh score Jennie, well done, love Posie

Nick and Lou said...

These are wonderful! I have never seen anything like these. I think I am going tohave a conniption with the excitement. Lucky girl! xxNIck

Sarah said...

They are lovely! Such a great find. I think vintage sewing notions are just so lovely, especially when they look like they were once used and treasured by a crafty person. x

Vic said...

Most excellent. I came accross some vintage ric-rac just the other day & think I shan't use it, I will treasure it instead... usually I am big on using vintage items - it gives them new life & makes you happy, but consumables... I just bring myself to do it!

elledee said...

really great finds!

Sophie Isobel Designs said...

Fabulous find! I just love how the colours are so vivid! Thanks so much for playing.
Sophie x

Jessi said...

there may or may not be a sneak peak of your parcel on the blog!!

shhhh

;)

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