I am a sucker for miniatures so I love these tiny little sets of fine J&P Coats silk "hosiery finish" mending thread in leg-like shades of tan and taupe and brown and black. And I love that we all used to need this stuff because "nylons" --or indeed, if you were lucky/rich, silk stockings --were costly and needed to be kept going, especially during the Depression--and these kits date from the 1930s. There are 10
half inch spools, each with four yards of two end two ply silk in a 3.5 by 1.5 inch box, complete with needle.
I almost prefer the used one (there's only one), heartbreakingly left as if just put aside for a minute--in the late-1920s. Note if you select this, it is about half used up. But you get an extra needle! And those fabulous Deco graphics.
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