Sunday, April 22, 2012

Garage Sale Chronicles #10 - A tatting shuttle!

Deep in the basement of a Minneapolis Mansion estate sale was a vintage fancy soap box with about 25 wooden spools and balls of crochet thread.  I was delighted to spy a pretty pink plastic shuttle amidst the tangle of thread.  Marked $2.00 for the box.  Needless to say I snatched it up!

Beautiful pink silk threads, so soft.

 I dug through stacks of old books to find a 1890 book on needlework which contains wonderful fold out patterns and directions.

The book illustrates the "right" way to embroider.

Many of the spools were silk.  Love the labels on the ends of the spools.

I also added two new tatted handkerchiefs to my collection from sorting through a handkerchief box.

1 comment:

  1. What a treasure! I love the spools of silk thread, too. I enjoyed reading about your needle books, too. I don't think I had a chance to comment on that post. I realized that you are in Minnesota. I'm originally from South Dakota! We are almost neighbors!