There are lots of boxes and bags of goodies hidden around my sewing room. After a recent tidy-up I rediscovered one of my many treasured inspiration boxes.
I have quite a few boxes dotted around the place. Each one has its own themed bits in it. This beauty is full of sewing ephemera and vintage packaging.
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Another week, another day out wandering around in my favourite charity shops. The beauty of it is I’m never quite sure what I’ll find. Half the fun comes when I rummage in a box and spot a vintage textile treasure.
This wooden bobbin from a weaver’s shuttle caught my eye. It had nails in one end, to use for French knitting. It wasn’t until I came home, that I noticed it was marked Saltaire. One of my favourite Mill buildings in the North of England.
This yard long piece of gorgeous needle lace was of particular interest. I’ll have my girlfriend check it out. She’s an archivist at Hatfield House
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My dear mother was heavily influenced by the wartime ‘Make-do-and-Mend’ generation. She could be very resourceful and did her best to make ends meet. She’d turn her hand to anything. One her regular projects was making pyjamas for my two older brothers.
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