Each of these wonderful paper packets tied up with string containd half a kilo of unused hemp sewing thread, 10 balls in each with beautiful labels. The thread comes from Lille in France and probably dates to about 1900, but thread like this has been used for hundreds of years. Finds like these are a real thrill to me as they are filled with cultural significance, everyday thread for everyday uses, nothing fancy, just good, strong, practical thread for domestic use.
The Vintage Bazaar in Frome this Saturday
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