This listing has a metal tatting shuttle! Front has “Just Rite, Pat. Applied For”. A piece of the past!
Another super neat book by The Spool Cotton Company! This one is titled “Laces and Edgings”, has 23 pages, copyright date of 1943, and is a second edition. There are designs/instructions for crochet and knit edgings for hankies, towels, etc. This is a super book that is in wonderful condition!
This book (22 pages) has designs/instructions for crochet and knitting edgings! It has a copyright date of 1945 by The Spool Cotton Company and this is the 7th edition of the book. There are designs for edgings for hankies, sheets, pillowcases, towels and more. Book is in excellent condition (there is some writing on top corner of one page). Super!
This book by American Thread Company is titled “Star Gift Book” and has designs/instructions for items to knit, crochet, and tat. Included are instructions for house shoes/slippers, crochet aprons (so popular and highly sought by today’s collectors!), handbags, hanky edgings, two dogs and a cat, doilies, hotplates, and more...
Another super neat tatting book! This one is titled “Tatting, a fascinating book of delicate lace designs”, has 23 pages, and has a copyright date of 1944 by the Spool Cotton Company. Included are designs/instructions for hanky edgings, chair set, boutonniere, collar, doilies, and – surprise – earrings! One heading of particular interest is “Spun Sugar Accessories, Glamour For the White Collar Girl” – which definitely dates this to the war years...
Neat tatting pattern book with copyright date of 1941! I have always appreciated the art of fine tatting but didn’t realize there were different designs – with names – I just thought tatting was tatting. This book (23 pages) shows tatting designs of “Tradition”, “Wedding Bells”, “Butterfly”, “Fleurette”, “Debut”, and “Forsythia”...
Another very collectible and useful book! This one is “Tatting”, copyright 1939 by Spool Cotton Company. It’s a 3rd edition and has 23 pages. There are tatting patterns for towels, hankies, collars, an “exquisite baby cap”, and many others. Book is in good condition with a small spill stain (soda or coffee) on page edge (margin) – does not affect patterns/instructions in any way.
This is a super item that is not only very collectible but is very usable – it’s a handkerchief edgings book (15 pages) with a copyright date of 1949 and it’s a first edition! Some of the page headings are so cute – “Blow and Behold”, “Right on the Nose”, and (my favorite) “Will You be Mine?, Dainty edgings with come-hither ways”. Very good condition.
This is a cute little glass turtle with a pin cushion on his back! Turtle measures 2 ½” tall (at tallest), 1 ¾” wide (at widest), and 3 1/8” long (at longest). Excellent condition – no chips, no cracks!
Neat sewing box made by Hommer Manufacturing Company of Newark 5, New Jersey, USA! It’s “marbleized” red plastic with clear plastic lid that shows two kittens playing with a ball of yarn. Box measures 8” x 6” (at bottom), lid is hinged and works great. It’s in super condition with minor scuff marks from use/storage – nothing detrimental! Box is the perfect size to hold a cross-stitch project so you can keep everything in one place – but would also be a really neat jewelry box!
This is a super neat sewing box made by Hommer Manufacturing Company! It’s a pretty marbleized blue color and has a clear removable tray. Excellent condition!
This is such a neat towel – I originally purchased it to embroider for my linen collection. Please see photo for details – the towel doesn’t require a lot of embroidery because the “private eye” is apparently invisible. Towel has original price tag of 39 cents from S.S. Kresge Co.
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This is a vintage quilt kit – top, binding, and instructions – to complete a beautiful baby quilt titled “Sweet Dreams”. Quilt is stamped cross-stitch and embroidery, cut size is 42” x 60” with finished size 40” x 58”. This is a “Progress” quilt, no. 1529, and lists the thread requirements, backing, etc. that are needed to complete the quilt.
Made by J. & P. Coats, this is a counted cross-stitch kit titled “Love is Kind”. Never opened, kit contains cotton embroidery floss, gold beads, 14 count ivory Aida, thread holder and instructions. It has a copyright date of 1994.
Made by American Thread Company, these are vintage “Ring a Round o’ Crochet” hemstitched circles along with an instruction/pattern pamphlet! The material measures 11” x 12 ¼” and there are 36 circles. The pamphlet has instructions for preparing the circles for crochet and there are instructions for Irish Crochet design, Medallion design, “Daintee” design, Spider design, etc. The pamphlet shows a copyright date of 1941...
This is a neat item – a sewing basket made by Hommer Manufacturing Company of Newark, N.J.! It’s in wonderful condition and still has the insert tray – super collectible and a useful item.
These are neat retro patterns! The Butterick pattern is size 16 (bust 36), one Simplicity pattern is also size 16 and the other is size 16 ½ (Half-size Slenderette)! They have been used/cut but carefully handled, folded and stored in original envelope.
I’ve grouped these two sewing items into one listing -- there’s a neat tatting shuttle and a thimble! The shuttle is green plastic and was made by “The Boye Needle Co, Chicago”. It’s in very good condition with some places that appear to have been caused by a hot needle – probably checking to see if it was Bakelite (it’s not). The thimble is stamped “10, Germany”. Neat items!