This tiered stand turns at the base, holds about 3 dozen spools and is topped off with a pin cushion at the top.
All wood, it's a little heavy but then again - it wasn't designed to be portable. It sits in my sewing room and holds some of my odd thread assortment.
The interesting three legged design is sturdy. The light wood finish looks good as new!
This quilt is a Trip Around The World with 2" squares. It contains a few feed sack fabrics, others are a higher thread count dress weight.
It is hand tied in blue cotton - reminds me of Lily Sugar'n Cream yarn.
It has a machine stitched knife edge, but the piecing in all the places I looked is hand stitched.
The backing is solid cream and looks like a flour sacking.
The pin cushions are marked Made In Japan. This one is a velvet fabric.
This one is also a tape measure. I extended it and pinned it so you can see the Japan Stamp on the beginning of the tape.
The pale green fabric piece in the background is a an interesting print - sailor, with a ship and a rope piece with knots.
This one is a corduroy without a tape measure.
It has a cloth tag in a side seam marked JAPAN.
The mending kit is advertising for 'Pacific Telephone'.
Click HERE to see the Pacific Telephone ladies at work.
Here's a detail of the sewing/mending kit.
The lid is the thimble.
The wooden center is fully removable - wrapped in two colors of thread. The wooded top comes off to dispense the needles.
Side 1: This Little Kit Is Sew Right For Your Mends
Side 2: A Telephone Job Is So Right For Your Friends
Do you have any retro items in your sewing that you use? Not just for display?
Have a great week!