Saturday, 12 March 2016
Antique Sewing Needle Case ....
Good morning all
I just wanted to show you this stunning needle case made by prisoners of war durning the Napoleonic wars in the early 1800's it has 32 original gold topped needles as well. It is only a short little film for you to see and is made from bone and velvet.
There are some beautiful vintage needle cases out there and as you know I have one that was stitched by the Soldiers embroidery Industry during the first world war or just after. Wounded soldiers used to do embroidery and stitching to help them heal and take their minds away from the horrors of war and their wounds... The picture on the right is my treasured one that is now around a 100 years old.
There is so many beautiful ones out there and if you find one it is to be treasured I think. I am always on the look out for more for my collection.
Anyway I am off to a vintage fair so wish me luck. Enjoy your weekend and as always Happy Stitching!