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Box of vintage DMC
Our Price: £35.00
'The Cross Fox Handy Pack’

“Toilet pins, safety pins, hair grips, silk hose mending and darners, knicker elastic and threader”.

Measures 9cm in diameter.
This is a charming sampler in cross-stitch dated and signed 1930. It is unframed - the frame it was in did not do it justice. The message reads 'Sweet are the thoughts that savor of content - the quiet mind is richer than a crown'. These sentiments ring even more true today than 84 years ago when this was stitched. It comes from America.

The sampler measures 23cm x 25.5cm. For its age, the condition is good.
This is a vintage Chinese mother of pearl button. The pattern is simple and attractive. The button is 3 cm in diameter.
This is a beautiful Chinese mother of pearl fish threadwinder. This antique silk thread winder was made from Chinese mother-of-pearl in Canton around 1840. These 'winders' were originally counters for card players and were part of a much larger set. It became fashionable for European ladies to use these counters to wind their silks on. This fish winder has a pair of billing birds on one side and delicately carved scales on the other side. The mother-of-pearl is of excellent quality. This winder is 6 cm long and 1.7 cm at its widest point.

These are delightful and useful items and make great gifts for others or for yourself! The winders are beautifully packaged in a black velvet hard case lined with white and showing The Silk Mill logo.
This is a beautiful Chinese mother of pearl fish threadwinder. This antique silk thread winder was made from Chinese mother-of-pearl in Canton around 1840. These 'winders' were originally counters for card players and were part of a much larger set. It became fashionable for European ladies to use these counters to wind their silks on. This fish winder has a pair of billing birds on one side and delicately carved scales on the other side. The mother-of-pearl is of excellent quality. This winder is 5 cm long and 1.5 cm at its widest point.

These are delightful and useful items and make great gifts for others or for yourself! The winders are beautifully packaged in a black velvet hard case lined with white and showing The Silk Mill logo.
This is a beautiful Chinese mother of pearl fish threadwinder. This little antique silk thread winder was made from Chinese mother-of-pearl in Canton around 1840. These 'winders' were originally counters for card players and were part of a much larger set. It became fashionable for European ladies to use these counters to wind their silks on. This fish winder has a pair of billing birds on one side and delicately carved scales on the other side. The mother-of-pearl is of excellent quality. This winder is4.5 cm long and 1 cm at its widest point.

These are delightful and useful items and make great gifts for others or for yourself! The winders are beautifully packaged in a black velvet hard case lined with white and showing The Silk Mill logo.
This is a beautiful Chinese mother of pearl oval threadwinder. This antique silk thread winder was made from Chinese mother-of-pearl in Canton around 1840. These 'winders' were originally counters for card players and were part of a much larger set. It became fashionable for European ladies to use these counters to wind their silks on. This winder has a pagoda on one side and a delicate pattern on the other side. The mother-of-pearl is of excellent quality. This winder measures 5 cm x 2 cm.

These are delightful and useful items and make great gifts for others or for yourself! The winders are beautifully packaged in a black velvet hard case lined with white and showing The Silk Mill logo.
This is a beautiful Chinese mother of pearl oval threadwinder. This antique silk thread winder was made from Chinese mother-of-pearl in Canton around 1840. These 'winders' were originally counters for card players and were part of a much larger set. It became fashionable for European ladies to use these counters to wind their silks on. This winder has scene from village life on one side and a delicate pattern on the other side. The mother-of-pearl is of excellent quality.

These are delightful and useful items and make great gifts for others or for yourself! The winders are beautifully packaged in a black velvet hard case lined with white and showing The Silk Mill logo.
This beautiful antique silk thread winder was made from Chinese mother-of-pearl in Canton around 1840. These 'winders' were originally counters for card players and were part of a much larger set. It became fashionable for European ladies to use these counters to wind their silks on. This winder has an intricate floral pattern on both sides. The mother-of-pearl is of excellent quality. This winder measures 6.5 cm x 1.75 cm.

These are delightful and useful items and make great gifts for others or for yourself! The winders are beautifully packaged in a black velvet hard case lined with white and showing The Silk Mill logo.
This beautiful rectangular antique silk thread winder was made from Chinese mother-of-pearl in Canton around 1840. These 'winders' were originally counters for card players and were part of a much larger set. It became fashionable for European ladies to use these counters to wind their silks on. This winders has billing birds on one side and a country scene on the other. There is a delicate fretted edge. The mother-of-pearl is of excellent quality. This winder measures 4.5cm x 1.7cm.

These are delightful and useful items and make great gifts for others or for yourself! The winders are beautifully packaged in a black velvet hard case lined with white and showing The Silk Mill logo.
These are beautiful antique silk thread winders made from Chinese mother-of-pearl in Canton around 1840. These 'winders' were originally counters for card players and were part of a much larger set. It became fashionable for European ladies to use these counters to wind their silks on. These winders have a delicate flower on each side. The mother-of-pearl is of excellent quality. This winder measures 5.5 cm x 1.3 cm.

These are delightful and useful items and make great gifts for others or for yourself! The winders are beautifully packaged in a black velvet hard case lined with white and showing The Silk Mill logo.

This is a beautiful antique silk thread winder made from Chinese mother-of-pearl in Canton around 1840. These 'winders' were originally counters for card players and were part of a much larger set. It became fashionable for European ladies to use these counters to wind their silks on. This winder has a delicate floral pattern on both sides. The mother-of-pearl is of excellent quality. This winder measures 5cm x 1.5cm. The edge is delicately curved and looks very elegant. This one is unique in our collection.

Thread winders like this are delightful and useful items and make great gifts for others or for yourself! Each winder is beautifully packaged in a black velvet hard case lined with white and showing The Silk Mill logo.
This tiny and beautiful rectangular antique silk thread winder was made from Chinese mother-of-pearl in Canton around 1840. These 'winders' were originally counters for card players and were part of a much larger set. It became fashionable for European ladies to use these counters to wind their silks on. This winder has billing birds on one side and a dainty flower pattern on the other. There is a delicate fretted edge which is ideal for winding thread. The mother-of-pearl is of excellent quality. This winder measures 2 cm x 1.5 cm.

These are delightful and useful items and make great gifts for others or for yourself! The winders are beautifully packaged in a black velvet hard case lined with white and showing The Silk Mill logo.
This is a beautiful Chinese mother of pearl circular threadwinder with a fretted edge. This antique silk thread winder was made from Chinese mother-of-pearl in Canton around 1840. These 'winders' were originally counters for card players and were part of a much larger set. It became fashionable for European ladies to use these counters to wind their silks on. This winder has scene from village life on one side and a delicate pattern on the other side. The mother-of-pearl is of excellent quality. This winder is 2.7 cm in diameter.

These are delightful and useful items and make great gifts for others or for yourself! The winders are beautifully packaged in a black velvet hard case lined with white and showing The Silk Mill logo.
This is a beautiful Chinese mother of pearl circular threadwinder. This antique silk thread winder was made from Chinese mother-of-pearl in Canton around 1840. These 'winders' were originally counters for card players and were part of a much larger set. It became fashionable for European ladies to use these counters to wind their silks on. This winder has a delicate flower pattern on the both sides. The mother-of-pearl is of excellent quality. This winder is 3.2 cm in diameter.

These are delightful and useful items and make great gifts for others or for yourself! The winders are beautifully packaged in a black velvet hard case lined with white and showing The Silk Mill logo.
This is a beautiful Chinese mother of pearl threadwinder. This small rectangular antique silk thread winder was made from Chinese mother-of-pearl in Canton around 1840. These 'winders' were originally counters for card players and were part of a much larger set. It became fashionable for European ladies to use these counters to wind their silks on. This winder has a delicate flower motif on each side and measures 3.2 cm x 2 cm. The mother-of-pearl is of excellent quality.

These are delightful and useful items and make great gifts for others or for yourself! The winders are beautifully packaged in a black velvet hard case lined with white and showing The Silk Mill logo.
This lovely vintage sewing etui is made of brass and is in good condition for its age. There is an attractive all-over chased design. The etui has a wooden spindle inside that also holds needles. The etui measures 5.5cm in length. There is a link on the end to attach a tassel if you wish. This could be a useful addition to your needle work box or a thoughtful gift for a needleworking friend.

This vintage etui comes in a black velvet covered hard gift box with The Silk Mill logo displayed in silver.
This vintage scissor set consists of four pairs of steel scissors in a very dark green leather case with a lighter green velvet lining. Three of the scissors are the originals - one for embroidery, one for button holes and a general cutting pair. The fourth pair is a later addition but they are all in an identical design. This lovely vintage item is slightly worn but was clearly an essential part of a needlework basket, probably in the 1920s. The scissor case measures 16cm in length.

This cased scissor set works well as either a gift or a practical addition to your needlework basket.
This delightful leather card case is made of leather and fabric. The leather exterior is dark brown and the leather interior is creamy coloured and beautifully embroidered in colourful silks. The exterior shows quite some wear but the interior is immaculate.The case measures 5"x 3".

The case is perfect for business cards but could also be used as a little sewing etui. This vintage case comes in a black velvet covered hard gift box with The Silk Mill logo displayed in silver.
This is a beautiful Mauchline Ware Thread Box made from sycamore showing a stately home 'Ivley Wells House'. The minor scratches on the surface are commensurate with its age. Overall it is in excellent condition with a lid that closes perfectly. It measures106mm x50mm x 70mm. It comes complete with 2 vintage wooden reels of Richardson pure silk thread.

This Mauchline Ware Thread Box is a collector’s item for anyone interested in the history of needlework. It would also make an ideal present for a keen stitcher.
This is a beautiful Mauchline Ware Needle Case made from sycamore showing Hunstanton Pier in Norfolk. This pier was built in 1870 and was eventually washed away. Originally, this needle case would have been bought as a souvenir of a favourite seaside resort of the Victorians. The minor scratches on the surface are commensurate with its age. Overall it is in excellent condition. It measures 10.5cm and is 1cm in diameter.

This Mauchline Ware Needle Case is a collector’s item for anyone interested in the history of needlework. It would also make an ideal present for a keen stitcher. The needle case comes in an attractive hard gift box from The Silk Mill.
This simple little turned wooden needle case in the shape of a pillar box is charming. It is labelled 'The Pillar Box' with the design register number 111471 dating from 1888. It is in good condition. The needlecase measures 5cm. This is a beautiful item for a serious collector of needlework tools. It would also make a very special gift for a keen stitcher.

This needlecase comes in a black velvet covered hard gift box with The Silk Mill logon displayed in silver.
This vintage Sewing Tin is not only cute but useful too. It is made of tin with applied steel decoration on the lid. The decoration is made up of scissors, cotton reel and buttons with a ribbon with raised lettering saying 'A Stitch in Time'. The round tin is 13cms in diameter and 4cms in depth. It is just the right size for all the necessities for a needlework repair kit. It would make a lovely gift or a nice addition to your work box.

Considering its age the sewing tin is in good condition with no dents or scratches.
Solid Brass Tape Measure
Our Price: £49.00
The London Needle Case
Our Price: £17.00
This little vintagetape measure is made of solid brass. The case is brass and highly decorated. It is in excellent condition for its age. The tape measure is 2.5cm in diameter.

This tape measure would make an excellent gift. It is a very appealing little object. It would also be a useful addition to your own needlework box. The tape comes beautifully packaged in a gift box.
These beautiful vintage scissors are an excellent example of the traditional stork design. The scissors are very sharp with a slight softening of the cutting edge at the extreme end of the blades but they are in excellent condition for their age. The scissors measure XXcm (X") and the blades are XXcm (4XX").

These scissors would make an excellent gift. They are very unusual and give the feeling that they have seen a lot of life! These scissors come in a black velvet covered hard gift box with The Silk Mill logon displayed in silver.
This solid pewter pin cushion measures is 5cm from the tip of its nose to the tail. The pad is airforce blue velvet. This is a reproduction of a Victorian design and was made in Sheffield.

The pin cushion comes in a gift box and would make a nice gift for a stitcher.



These interesting vintage scissors are an excellent example of advertising ware in the 1900's. The handles are decorated with vines and wild roses. The blade has the logo 'Star Brand Shoes Are Better'. The scissors are forged steel and were made in America. They are in excellent condition for their age. The scissors measure XXcm (X") and the blades are XXcm (4XX").

These scissors would make an excellent gift. They are unusual and give the feeling they have been well used. These scissors come in a black velvet covered hard gift box with The Silk Mill logon displayed in silver.
This vintage tape measure advertises 'Cerebos Table Salt', a familiar brand from the past. It was made by Newman Manufacturing Company in London. The tape measaure is 1.5" in diameter and is in excellent condition for its age and in perfect working order. The advertisement is the sameon both sides of the tape measure.

This tape measure is a charming vintage item and would make an excellent gift. It is would appeal to any collector. It could also be a useful addition to your own needlework box. The tape comes beautifully packaged in a gift box.
This lovely vintage sewing etui is made of brass and is in excellent condition. However the spindle one would expect find inside is no longer theree. The thimble forms the lid. This was an advertising gift for Hudson's Soap and the logo says 'Use Hudson's Soap' both on the thimble and on the etui. The etui measures 5.5cm in length. This could be a useful addition to your needle work box or a thoughtful gift for a needleworking friend.

This vintage etui comes in a black velvet covered hard gift box with The Silk Mill logo displayed in silver.
This vintage embroidery silk is Copleys Pure Silk Bright Blue Embroidery Thread, shade 146.   We have five colours in stock - Bright Blue, Bright Yellow, Soft Green, Very Pale Green and White, each colour in only one shade. There is a limited amount of stock - the silk is from the 1950's. Each card holds about 7.3 metres of silk (8 yards). This could be an ideal silk for anyone working on a vintage project or costume.
This vintage embroidery silk is Copleys Pure Silk Bright Yellow Embroidery Thread, shade149. We have five colours in stock - Bright Blue, Bright Yellow, Soft Green, Very Pale Green and White, each colour in only one shade. There is a limited amount of stock - the silk is from the 1950's. Each card holds about 7.3 metres of silk (8 yards). This could be an ideal silk for anyone working on a vintage project or costume. This vintage embroidery silk  is Copleys Pure Silk Embroidery Thread, shade 132.  We have five colours in stock - Bright Blue, Bright Yellow, Soft  Green, Very Pale Green and White, each colour in only one shade.  There is a limited amount of stock - the silk is from the 1950's.  Each card holds about 7.3 metres of silk (8 yards).  This could be an ideal silk for anyone working on a vintage project or costume. This vintage embroidery silk  is Copleys Pure Silk Very Pale Green Embroidery Thread, shade 255.  We have five colours in stock - Bright Blue, Bright Yellow, Soft  Green, Very Pale Green and White, each colour in only one shade.  There is a limited amount of stock - the silk is from the 1950's.  Each card holds about 7.3 metres of silk (8 yards).  This could be an ideal silk for anyone working on a vintage project or costume. This vintage embroidery silk is Copleys Pure Silk White Embroidery Thread, shade 61. We have five colours in stock - Bright Blue, Bright Yellow, Soft Green, Very Pale Green and White, each colour in only one shade. There is a limited amount of stock - the silk is from the 1950's. Each card holds about 7.3 metres of silk (8 yards). This could be an ideal silk for anyone working on a vintage project or costume.
This vintage crochet hook and its brass case advertises 'Hudson's Super Soap'. The case measures 8.9 cms (3.7"). The actual hook is tiny. It is in excellent condition for its age.

This vintage crochet hook comes in a black velvet covered hard gift box with The Silk Mill logo displayed in silver.
This Mappin and Webb vintage green leather container holds a ball of string and has a small pair of sharp scissors kept in a little pocket at the side. The string feeds through the hole in the lid and then you just snip off the amount you need. The container is embossed with the makers name 'A. Webster & Co. Piccadilly'.

It is a delightful item, very useful in the garden or the kitchen. It looks well worn but well loved. It is about 80 years old. It would look rather nice in a serious gardening basket ! The cylinder shaped container measures 8cm in diameter and is 9 cm tall. A great gift for the gardening fanatic!
This is a beautiful needlework set. The case is black leather lined with sage green silk. The lining on the bottom of the case is in a ruched pattern and the tools are mounted on a layer of black velvet. The tool set is complete. It consists of 7 tools made of ivory and steel. They include a penknife, a button hook and a crochet hook. You can see them all clearly in the image. There is an inscription on the inside of the lid, written by hand on the silk. It reads 'May from Hill, Heyland 1914'.

The box measures 17.5cm x 2.5cm x 10cm. The whole set is in perfect condition for its age - 100 years old. This is a treasure for a collector.
A vintage brown leather pouch containing several cards of thread and needles meant for mending stockings.

Size 11cm x 6cm (4.5″ x 2.5″)