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Does anyone collect Antique Sewing Aids
All the neat stuff my gramma used
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Date: 6/26/13 11:38 AM

I have bits and pieces that came from my mom and gramma etc. They include sewing needle books, a chenelle maker, thimbles of silver, needle threaders for advertizing. Am I the only one? Is there a site? Topic?
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Date: 6/26/13 12:57 PM


How nice.. a lot of people do collect old sewing memorabilia.. I am sure if you did a search you could find lots of sites.. I also know these type items are sold on ebay.. so you might get information on them by looking at ebay listings..
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Date: 6/26/13 1:48 PM

Such collections are also on Etsy. Try framing some of the needle cards for your space. Those were given away as advertising gifts years ago.

I've framed covers from the old Needlecraft-Home Art mags from the 30's. Found them in antique and old book stores, also some on Etsy. They have wonderful cover paintings related to sewing and also old pattern/elixirs/lingerie, soap, etc. ads inside to frame.
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Date: 6/26/13 3:19 PM

I do. I have all kinds of weird things, but it seems to be focusing more on the late Victorian/ Earfly Edwardian era more then anything, with a good 30s-40s for good measure.

I keep telling my DH I am saving it so my DD can open a sewing museum when I die, but I also use a good portion of them.
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Date: 6/26/13 3:43 PM

Yes, collect here... but only if I stumble on it & can buy it right there. Don't go looking on the internet.

Some things... like those old irons are useful for other purposes. My husband uses them when he has to gril hotdogs inside. Puts that iron on top so the hotdogs pick up the grill marks from the grooves of a special frying pan.
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Date: 6/26/13 4:59 PM

OMG... I never thought of framing the needle cards....

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Date: 6/26/13 8:42 PM

This is the reason why I like to go to yard sales. People around here can't appreciate those unusual bits at the bottom of a box, so they sell them for cheap. I've bought large bobbins (wooden, for making lace), antique thimbles, old needle cards with advertising, etc.

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Date: 6/27/13 5:45 AM

When I married my DH, his mother's Aunt just passed. He went over and found a lot of sewing things he thought I might like-which I did. Then his grandma passed and I inherited her sewing items which are priceless to me. She had a large heart-shaped pincushion that was covered in crochet. After about 45 years, the silk covering was shattered. I carefully opened it,saving the crochet piece. It had been stuffed with pencil shavings! It had over 200 well-preserved needles within! I carefully used the pattern to make another and covered it with the crocheted piece. I feel I have Great-Nana with me as I sew. She had been an exquisite seamstress.
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Date: 6/27/13 8:51 AM

Thankyou, I forgot that I have my Greatgrandmother's pincushion, because I put it in the china cabinet to keep it safe. The whole thing is tiny, and of china with a basket beside the figure. The basket has a lump of silk with sawdust stuffing.and that is the pincusion.
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Date: 6/27/13 10:33 AM

Hi Pam, check out this website. I often visit this site as I love looking at antiques..:)

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