I’m a bit of a thrifty stitcher at heart and take great delight in finding lost treasures at car boot sales and charity shops to bring home and love. Here are some of my recent finds.
Whilst we are on the floral theme, have you ever wondered how long it has taken someone to hand stitch a design onto a table-cloth or picture? Here’s a close up of one I found – isn’t the detail awesome!
Another treasure is this BSR ‘Fidelity’ retro record player – it was great fun searching for the hits from my teenage years in vinyl so I could hear the tracks as I remembered them!
In true stitch sharing style, a friend a work found Mary Thomas’s 1944 “Book of Knitting Patterns” at a church bazaar which she kindly gave to me.
The words in it are amazing and I think they are as relevant today as they were 70 years ago. Mary says “The best periods of Knitting have always occurred when yarns have been scarce or expensive, as the desire for better knowledge of work is stimulated in order that yarn need not be unduly wasted. Knitting puts things in order and inspires confidence.” Maybe our current revival in all things stitching has something to do with the financial recession….
As for my latest find? This awesome Vintage Singer – totally love her. I have taken her apart and cleaned her inner soul. She is perfectly threaded for her new adventures. She is yet to be named – any suggestions?
So what’s your favorite thrifty find?