Friday, March 23, 2007

Vintage sewing accessories

These photos were taken back in 2005 and I have added a couple of items to my collection since then. We have been talking about loving to collect scissors on my stitching list and I thought it would be fun to put these photos on my blog. This pair of Sajou scissors is a reproduction and I love the way they are packaged so much that they are still in the original box!
In 2005, this was my current collection of embroidery scissors. I have more now but am also making fobs to 'dress' them.
These items include a celluloide needlecase and child's fan, a bone and an ivory crochet hook, a bone bodkin, a bone spool holder, an antique bone tatting shuttle, an antique ivory carved needlecase, antique bone and ivory stilettos or awls.
Some vintage hooks and eyes along with reproduction needlebooks. It is fun that these are once again being produced.
I now have a large collection of darning wool on their cards. This is a vintage item from the 20s/30s/40s here in Holland.
Finally, a few of my large collection of lacemaking bobbins. Each pair comes from a different area/country.


Nancy said...

Beautiful items Heidi! You have quite a collection - this is something I hope to do some day! Thanks for sharing a photo.


Anonymous said...

My my, what a tremendous collection of treasures you have! It was fun looking through them here :)

Solstitches said...

Heidi what a fabulous collection you have there.
Doesn't it make you wonder about all the people who used these items for their sewing and crafts?
Thanks for sharing these pictures I enjoyed them so much.

Terri said...

You always show such interesting things, Heidi. Do you keep your collections displayed in your home?

Jeanne said...

I've enjoyed catching up with your last several blog posts Heidi. What a nice collection of antique needlework accessories you have! I love your pincushion, all the pinkeeps and the special hornbook. Your clothespin bag reminds me of my mother's - I used to help her hang the clothes outside when I was a child. My mom didn't have a dryer which seems so odd now. In fact when I was quite small before going to school my mother still had a wringer washer! I can remember her running clothes thru the rollers because it fascinated me.

Anonymous said...

Just Beautifull!!!!!!
Merveillous collection

Adana said...

I love accoutraments and I'd say you are the queen of them. VERY NICE!

lena-lou said...

You have some pretty items in your collections :-)

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful collection, Heidi! You've got some wonderful things!! Those wool cards look familiar! :)

Elizabeth MacGregor-Kirkcaldy said...

Oh, my Heidi! What glorious treasures! I love all your vintage scissors... :-) They are my fave! Like Margaret mentioned... I do wonder about the ladies who owned all the pieces before and what their lives were like? Thanks for sharing with us...

Kim @ Home Is Where The Heart Is said...

Heidi, you have such a lovely collection...really enjoyed your pictures!