I am once again joining Amy over at lovemademyhome.blogspot.co.uk/ for the weekly get together. Pop over and see what everyone has been up to. My five this week are bobbins/spools that adorn the craft room.
I am presuming that these bobbins are used for some sort of weaving as they are wound with wool. I would be happy for you to correct me if you know what they are. I bought them back from America, so I am also presuming that they were American. There are no markings on them that I can see.
Again bobbins that I presume are for weaving, they are blank but look very similar to those above, although this time I did buy them in Scotland.
They are about 8" long and have the same top as the ones from America.
I am guessing that these are some sort of industrial bobbin as they are quite large and heavy, the biggest one is about 12" tall.
These are bobbins that hold thread, the large one at the front is cotton the yellow one is silk. I have no idea what they were used for I am presuming the large one is industrial.
Now these I do know about, they are lace bobbins. I spent several hours on youtube following a tutorial and I am able to thread the bobbin and do a test patch. Some of them are quite old and I am sure have many a tale to tell.
I do have a pattern book and dream of one day been able to achieve something, there are courses that you can go on but nothing local. The lace bobbins in the case all have spangles which all tell a story about the lace maker, I find it fascinating.
These are some oddments that I use to practise threading. Some have great markings to commemorate events in the lace makers life. They tell their own story.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
See you soon.