Listen, this hits all my buttons: you've got a mini kit, neat in a sweet box with excellent graphics. You've got a kitten on it. You've got charming evidence of (very) light use by its original 1940s owner, who stuck the needle through the thread when she was done. In the 3.2 by 2.5 inch box are one dozen black wooden spools of darning cotton by Belding Heminway Corticelli, 2 ends-2 ply, in "Assorted Best Hosiery Colors" which, admittedly, are hard to tell apart. Taupe all round pretty much. I've only got one of these adorable boxes, but if you love it, you must have it.
This dreamy embroidery thread is a silky ivory cotton made in France mid-last century (I think) by Dollfus-Mieg & Cie, that you know as DMC: it's deadstock... View full details
Adorable little boxes of black or white thread: "enchantillons gratuits" (free samples) given out by haberdashers in the 1910s. The one-inch wooden spools are unused, but only... View full details
A lovely intact box of a dozen spools of cotton thread (2.25 inches each, 50 meters) in a useful classic taupe, each wrapped in original cellophane. Judging... View full details