Thursday, 30 June 2011

Haberdashery sorted and updated online

This week I am updating my website and have just sorted out the haberdashery page. Instead of listing individual items as I had before, I have decided in this category to show the kind of things I have available so that anyone who needs something similar can contact me for details of what is available that may suit their specific needs.

My current inventory includes a good variety of vintage & antique French reels of metal embroidery thread, metal passementerie and slim silky Russian braid as well as silk 7 hemp thread, buttons, ribbons and much more.

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Happy Father's Day!

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

18th century pencilled silk

This is a beautiful fragment of 18th century pencilled or hand painted silk. It most likely originated from China for the western market, and was probably part of a high status gown.

I have a few pieces of this lovely silk, this piece is listed in my website but there are more available, please contact me via the website for more details if you are interested.

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Lovely Linen Thread

A fantastic find, an complete box of heavy khaki French linen thread, most likely dating to about 1930. I will be selling the spools on my website, good strong thread with 50 grams per spool.