Sewing Machine Pages: Sewing Notions, Threads, Haberdashery etc.

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Sewing Notions is the term used for threads, zips, fasteners, and all manner of mysterious things...
Page updated 14th December 2015
The following are vintage items. Don't expect them to be suitable for mending your jeans... Embroidery threads are clean and usable and unfaded as far as I can see, but please be aware that they may not be as colour-fast as modern threads

NO040 a to e
Splendidly verbose vintage packets with soft floss by Brainerd & Armstrong
All single packets; £2 each
  • NO040a Asiatic Twisted Embroidery lilac 2040 (SOLD)
  • NO040b Asiatic Filoselle 2521a Lt pink
  • NO040c Asiatic Filoselle 2523 purple (SOLD)
  • NO040d Roman Floss 2562 light green (SOLD)
  • NO040e Asiatic Filoselle 2161 Lt yellow (SOLD)

NO051 Acme Buttonhole twist, full reels of colour 689; £1.50 each; £11 for all 8 in box

NO052 Sylko D70 Gold-brown, unused; £1

NO053 "Invisible" thread, 100 yds; £1.50

NO055 Big reel (1000 yds) of "Gun" brand basting thread, wooden reel; £3.50

NO055 Another view

NO056 Coats 6 cord, No 40, 200 yds, wooden reel; £2 (2 reels)

NO054 Coats No 36, 400 yds, wooden reel; £2

NO027 Nice chunky metal silver cord, 4 metres; £6

NO011 Pearsall's "Sheba" stranded rayon thread, one 9 yd skein in shade 33, Sky Blue; £1

NO012 Perilusta mercerised cotton, white, size F (Extra Fine) Five 60-yard skeins and tatty outer wrapper; £5
Ribbon and Binding

NO041a Glossamer Bias binding on card, green; £2
NO041b Coats Bias binding on card, light blue; £2
NO041c Propeller Bias binding on card, pink; £2
NO041d Coats Bias binding hank, yellow; £1.50

NO044 Newey Diadem thick brass pins in box; £3 box

NO048 Plated 1-inch pins in scruffy box; £3 (1 box)

NO047 Newey Diadem fine lace pins, 30 x 0.55mm, in box; £3.50 box (3 boxes)

NO049 Lill pins box only; £1.50

NO050 All British Pins in box; £10 (1 box)
A piece of truly patriotic history...
Snap fasteners on cards
NO005 Nice vintage cards of snap fasteners: 50p each

NO028 Vintage Eve safety pins; £1.50
My address is:-
Helen Howes
Helen Howes Textiles
4, The Raveningham Centre, Beccles Road, Raveningham, Norfolk, NR14 6NU. United Kingdom
01508 548137
From outside the UK dial:- 0044 1508 548137
I'm open 11 till 5 every day except Tuesdays and Wednesdays