Wednesday, 14 March 2012

White Wednesday - a tangle of threads

I was looking for a really strong thread the other day, and remembered that I had stashed away a whole bunch of antique and vintage French threads a couple of years ago. I was pretty sure that there was some strong linen thread amongst that lot. Oh, it was so lovely opening up the box again and going through all the different threads in there. I love the old labels on the pure linen threads. The big hanks of cotton threads in white and creams are so tactile, I have to admit, I had to play with them for a little while. There were bunches of vintage embroidery cottons as well. But I had better let you see for yourself, hadn't I?

Happy White Wednesday! I am off to check out all the wonderful white posts at the FADED CHARM blog HERE.

Toodlepip xxx


Rhonda said...

That thread is so beautiful, it brought a tear to my eye....sniff.

Anonymous said...

I'm envious of the threads and would have liked to take a few to the shibori day I did recently - the labels are pretty gorgeous too ;-)

The English Romantic said...

Beautiful threads to sit and gaze at.
They look so pretty next to the silver.
Enjoy playing!
Hugs, Angela.

suziqu's thread works said...

Liz your antique and vintage threads look so adorable in that box together and love the old labels too ofcourse!
It is a wonder you managed to uncover them in that cave of yours!
You have photographed them so beautifully too as you usually do my dear friend.
Sending love and hugs across the miles,

Romeo said...

Oh my whiskers!!!! Such beauty and simplicity.....let me get my paws on these though and it will no longer be a "simple" matter of untangling them MOL. I know, "bad kitty" - no worries, I wouldn't do that to you Mme. Liz....however, I would do that to "her". But you would expect that wouldn't you ;)

I hope all is well! Must go, I have lots of catching up to do here and I see some wonderful tags.....



Tina @ TinyBear Studio said...

That´s a wonderful bunch of old french thread Liz - love it all and the labels are just beautiful

vicki said...

Liz- your box of threads is indeed a treasure. And the photos are stunning. Love the palette of soft whites and tans. I bet you did enjoy digging around in it for the afternoon--
Sending love-

Yitte said...

A box full of vintage threads who wouldn't have that. Looks so pretty.
Have a nice day Yvonne

Wanda said...

What a lovely stash of beautiful threads, and the labels are so great too. I would love to have just a portion of your stash to look at and use in my work.