Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Old Things

Old sewing things, that is.  Thrift shops in my area don't seem to carry many craft items, but the antique malls and shops do.  I found this lovely item some years ago and recently rediscovered it for my embroidery projects.
Pretty sure this is a workbasket from the 40's or early 50's, based on the fabric print.  It's in perfect condition.

Even the lining is undamaged.  Plenty of room for yarn and needles or other handwork.

A strap feeds through the plastic bracket so it can loop over your arm.  Love it!

6 comments:

Barb said...

Great find....

Lindah said...

Cool! I don't recall seeing one with the strap. Or maybe I was too young and inexperienced to know what the strap was for. I haven't seen one in years.

Shay said...

My Nanna used to have one of these and in the years since I started sewing I've often wished she had kept it so I could have snaffled it.

Love yours Annie - it 's in perfect condition.

I adore vintage sewing items.

Amy said...

Hello........This is the first time I have seen your blog....
I have the same bag for my knitting,which is the original thing they were made for.Enjoy it.

jovaliquilts said...

When I learned to knit (in the 60's!!!), I had a workbasket exactly like that except with a floral print fabric. I have no idea what happened to it.

Vivian said...

Shops and stores around here just don't seem to have such cool things as the basket you found. And you're using it! That's what makes it all the more special.
I didn't know about that strap. Handy!