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Posted by
Larry Lefever (Lititz, United States) on 14 December 2010 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

My mothers sewing chest. Those are packets of needles from the 1930's or 40's. Have not idea what the little tools are or if their even related to sewing. So ....

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sunstone_maria from California, United States

even chaos seen through your eyes is wonderful!

14 Dec 2010 5:05am

@sunstone_maria: Thanks Maria.

Barbara Lee from Oakland, United States

Larry, the tool with the wooden handle and the round serrated end - that is used to mark sewing lines on fabric. You took a piece of paper which had some chalk-like substance embedded in it - put the paper on top of the fabric, and rolled the wheel along the paper to transfer a sewing mark on the fabric. I used this tool back in the day. It is not THAT old! I guess one would call it a seam marker, yes I think that is what we called it.

14 Dec 2010 6:17am

@Barbara Lee: Thanks Barbara. I can see now how it would work. And yes, I'm sure that not all of the treasures found in the drawers date back to mothers youth. :))

sim from k, Iran

this looks fantastic and u showed it in such a nice light

14 Dec 2010 8:24am

@sim: Thanks sim.

trilliana from Munich, Germany

ah, wonderfully composed and lightened to life again. old things often become more lively put in the right light by the right person :-)

14 Dec 2010 8:41am

@trilliana: Thanks trilliana. I thought of you when I was setting this up. Many of the needles where made in Germany.

Florence from Paris, France

A great tribute to your mother I think. A very tender still-life Larry.

14 Dec 2010 9:15am

@Florence: Thanks Florence. She was a tender woman.

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Very interesting shot and treatment !

5 *****

14 Dec 2010 9:53am

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

A beautiful nostalgic still life shot!

14 Dec 2010 4:58pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

It's a great image of the past! Beautifully shot!

14 Dec 2010 6:29pm

¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨ from Neverwhere, United States

That wheel tool is for perforating a paper pattern over cloth after which you can chalk the lines I do believe to leave your pattern on the fabric before cutting. Is the pointy thing your chalk? Not sure.. and that metal thing whatever that is just looks cool. I like touring your house :D You have interesting old things like we do!

14 Dec 2010 10:49pm