I have recently acquired a few items from my mothers new flat and this is one of them.
From what I can make out its hand blown (is that the right term?) but there are no makers marks to speak of. It reminds me of what I used to see in chemists windows years ago.
I don’t think its ancient old – if any of you have any ideas about it put me out of my misery please.
Every time I have to buy thread I slightly wince at the price – notions add up! So a few weeks ago I surfed ebay and found a job lot. They arrived today and I am delighted. I bought well. I didn’t get them for next to nothing but I have made a considerable saving. Obviously I took a chance on the colours – a bit but with our short runs for Florence Hope they are just perfect.
Vintage thread and the wooden spools it comes on are beautiful but new thread like this Gutterman I’ve just bought is lovely seen all together.
What I love is how its so easy to play with putting different colours together. If you are nervous of colour and can’t visualise how things will look it’s good to physically place colours together and see how they work against one another.