Neat “How-to” books! The doily book is dated 1956 from American Thread Company and is Star Doily Book No. 128. The tablecloth book has a 1947 copyright date, First Edition by Clark’s J & P Coats. And, as a bonus, there’s an instruction sheet for “Crocheted Baby Doll Scatter Pins” by F. W. Woolworth Co.
Neat learn “how to” book! This one shows instructions for crochet, knitting, tatting, and embroidery. These are just a few of the items to create: crocheted collar, crocheted luncheon set, crocheted change purse, afghan, filet tray cloth, mittens, anklets, tatted edging for hankies, collars, etc, monograms. Book has copyright date of 1941 by The Spool Cotton Company and is in very good condition!
Neat little pincushion that is similar to one shown on page 20 of “Sewing Tools and Trinkets” by Helen Thompson! The one in book shows a bird on a whale’s tale while this one is a cute brown owl perched on a turtle’s head...
Cute little plastic sewing basket made by Hommer Manufacturing Company! Round in shape, lid is clear with in-mold floral pattern, bottom is pink and has in-mold basket weave pattern. Clear plastic interior tray has foam rubber ring (for needle storage) that slips over the thimble holder, tray holds thread, etc. and lifts out for more storage underneath (will hold small scissors, etc). This is a super retro item and is in great condition!
Neat item – Enesco’s Betsy Ross pin cushion/tape measure from the Kitchen Independence line! Measures 4 ¾” tall and is in very good condition – she has a teeny ding (fleck) on the back of her chair and the tape measure has sprung. It could probably be replaced with a small round tape measure because it just sets inside the figurine – not attached but held in place with a couple small pieces of newspaper (original to item). Pincushion is sawdust filled...
CUTE LITTLE SEWING CASE MADE BY HOMMER MANUFACTURING COMPANY! CASE IS HARD PLASTIC, BOTTOM IS GREEN, LID IS CLEAR. MEASURES 6 5/8" LONG, 4 1/2" WIDE, 1 5/8" TALL. NEAT ITEM, VERY COLLECTIBLE!
VERY NICE SEWING AIDS -- LISTING HAS 2 DARNERS MADE OF WOOD! ONE IS 5 3/4" LONG (HAS A SHORTER HANDLE -- 3") AND END IS MORE OBLONG IN SHAPE. THE OTHER IS 7" LONG (HANDLE IS 4 1/2" LONG) AND THE END IS MORE ROUND (ALMOST EGG SHAPE).
WOW -- MAKE YOUR OWN RUGS WITH THESE GREAT TOOLS! IN THE ORIGINAL ENVELOPE PACKAGE AND WITH ORIGINAL INSTRUCTION SHEET, THERE ARE 3 METAL BRAIDING TOOLS AND 1 METAL LACER. PER PACKAGE -- "NO SEWING, NO ROUGH EDGES, BRAID A RUG IN A DAY -- USE YOUR OLD CLOTHES. RUGS WILL BE REVERSIBLE -- RUGS WILL ALWAYS LIE FLAT". THESE ARE NOT NEW ITEMS -- AT THE BOTTOM OF THE INSTRUCTION SHEET IS AN OFFER FOR NEW WOOLEN STRIPPINGS THAT WERE AVAILABLE FROM THE "RUGMAKER, DES MOINES 16, IOWA". NEAT RETRO ITEMS!
NEEDLE THREADER IN NEW AND UNUSED CONDITION! THIS IS THE RED AND WHITE PLASTIC MODEL -- I REMEMBER MY GRANDMOTHER USING ONE ON HER "MENDING" DAY. THE BOX HAS PRINTED ON BACK: "MADE IN WESTERN GERMANY, GERMAN AND FOREIGN PATENTS". THIS IS COLLECTIBLE FOR THE NEEDLE THREADER AS WELL AS FOR THE BOX.