Writings from 3 sisters, who love to garden, do scrapbooking, fiber arts and sometimes have an opinion.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
All my sisters and I like a good treasure find at Goodwill or a thrift shop. One day my husband and I were downtown where they were having antique booths on the sidewalk. We had just arrived at the first one and I found a closed box. When I opened it I discovered two shuttles and about 25 bobbins. Now there are not many weavers around my area, that I know about, and finding these was a real find. My husband asked the seller how much they were and to my surprise she said $3.00. I had my money out quickly. These bobbins and shuttles are what I use the most. When I looked at the bobbins closely I realized that they were not really bobbins, but the reels from film. The kind of film no one uses anymore and is called vintage on e-bay. They work like a charm with my two Hammett shuttles. They sometimes go a little too fast and tangle around the shaft, but it really isn't a problem. Just one of the many treasures I have found. Have you found a treasure?