Hosiery Silk Mini Kit

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. 

Collections: Mend Store, Thread, Vintage Supplies

Type: thread

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