Wednesday 26 February 2014

Vintage thimbles and stitching...... vintage all the way!

Good morning all

I am only doing a little stitching today as I will going to say au revoir to a wonderful friend and neighbour.  He would not want me to not sew, and I am not going to disappoint him in any way.

I am hand stitching on some vintage pure wool blanket and my fingers are getting bit sore so I am hunting for a thimble....  I have never used one before and have not felt the need but I am doing more and more embroidery so I am giving in.

I have found a new plastic one that has appeared in my sewing room and must have come with something.  I feel though I would like a vintage one, it would be so in keeping with my ethos and life style.

I am going to hunt a couple down for myself.  I had a look on google and found an amazing picture of some which I will leave you with.

Enjoy your day and hope that it is a good one.

Happy Stitching!

PS. I washed my paisley fabric yesterday and you should have seen the colour of the water !
80 odd years of dirt... The fabric looked pristine as you saw but it just goes to show when you buy vintage fabrics, that indeed, you do have to wash them.... It is beautiful now and ready to press.....

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