Great-Grandma’s Sewing Thread #2

A still life painting with vintage sewing thread. The type of sewing thread your great-grandmother most likely used to sew her family’s clothes.

vintage sewing thread painting
Great-Grandma’s Sewing Thread #2 © Copyright 2021 – Present

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About this Vintage Sewing Thread  Painting

vintage sewing spool painting
Companion paintings are sold separately.

Title: Great-Grandma’s Sewing Thread #2
Size: 6″ w x 6″ h
Support: Gallery Wrap Stretched Canvas
Description:  A still life painting featuring four vintage sewing spools made of wood. Each spool contains sewing thread of a different color: red, orange, green, and blue. A sewing needle is stuck through the green spool. The background is painted in a neutral gray color to match its companion painting. The painting is one of two in a series and is signed by oil painting artist Teresa Bernard.

This small 6×6 inch painting is hand-painted on gallery wrap stretched canvas. Its small size makes it ideal for small spaces or areas with limited space. Because the composition stretches around the sides of the canvas, it does not need to be framed before being displayed. However, if you prefer to have it mounted in a frame, Great-Grandma’s Sewing Thread will look great in your home or office, or any place it is put on display.

certificate of authenticity

This painting comes with an official Certificate of Authenticity. More information here.

Artist Comments

This painting is part of the Great-Grandma’s Vintage Sewing Thread series. I call it “great-grandma’s” because we live in the modern era, and thread is no longer sold on wooden spools. Sewing thread spun on wooden spools was probably used by our great-grandmothers, but not so much nowadays.
Sewing thread is now sold on plastic spools.

Manufacturers are no longer making wooden thread spools, but that doesn’t mean they have no value. They are still useful in some ways. One advantage of these vintage thread spools is that they last a long time and can be reused in numerous other ways after the thread runs out.

I recall playing with empty wooden spools as a child. I strung them on a string and used them to make necklaces. When I played with my Barbie dolls, I also used them for doll furniture, among other things.

Vintage wooden spools are useful for a variety of arts and crafts projects. Using your imagination, you could transform them into beautiful artwork or something else that would give them new life. Use them yourself or for a project, your children could enjoy. Better yet, use them in a project that you and your children could enjoy doing together.

Companion Painting

“Great-Sewing Grandma’s Thread #1” is a companion painting to Sewing Thread #2. Companion paintings are available for purchase separately. Whether purchased separately or together, either of these paintings will look fantastic proudly displayed in a sewing or craft room.

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Great-Grandma's Sewing Thread #1 painting
Great-Grandma’s Sewing Thread #1 (2021) 6″ w x 6″ h

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Great-Grandma’s Sewing Thread #1

A painting of antique sewing thread in a still life setting.  This is the first of two paintings depicting antique wooden spools.

antique sewing thread painting
Great-Grandma’s Sewing Thread #1 © Copyright 2021 – Present

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About this Antique Sewing Thread Painting

antique sewing spool painting
Companion paintings are sold separately.

Title: Great-Grandma’s Sewing Thread #1
Size: 6″ w x 6″ h
Support: Gallery Wrap Stretched Canvas
Description: A still life painting of two antique wooden spools with sewing thread. The spools are filled with different colors of thread, one red and one blue. A sewing needle is stuck through the blue spool of thread. The background is painted in the same light gray as its companion painting. This is one of two paintings in a series and is signed by fine artist Teresa Bernard.

This is a small painting measuring 6×6 inches. Its compact size makes it perfect for small or limited spaces. It is hand-painted on gallery wrap stretched canvas and won’t need a frame because the painting’s image extends around the edges of the canvas support giving it a contemporary look. Whether you choose to have it framed or leave it unframed, it will look great in your home or office, or any place it is displayed.

certificate of authenticity

This painting comes with an official Certificate of Authenticity. More information here.

Artist Comments

This painting is part of the Great-Grandma’s Antique Sewing Thread series. I call it “great-grandma’s” because we are now living in a modern age, and thread no longer comes on wooden spools. Our great-grandmothers would have probably used sewing thread spun on wooden spools.

Today’s wooden spools are over 50 years old and are considered antiques. Sewing thread is now sold on plastic spools, and most likely our grandmothers, and most assuredly, our mothers would have sewn their projects with thread spun on plastic spools.

I remember playing with empty wooden spools when I was a young child in the 60-70s. As I grew older, my grandmother began teaching me how to sew doll clothes and other items. However, I barely remember thread coming on anything but plastic spools. I remember raiding my grandmother’s sewing box for just the right color of thread I needed, and I remember finding some wooden spools there.

Unfortunately, wooden spools met their demise back in the 1970s when manufacturers stopped using them to spin thread on. It was purely a business decision. It was more cost-effective for them to use plastic spools instead. If you happen to come across a vintage sewing spool, don’t throw it away; hang on to it. Wooden spools are antiques and do have some value. Just how much it is worth depends on how old the spool is and its condition.

Companion Painting

“Great-Grandma’s Sewing Thread #2” is a companion painting to Sewing Thread #1. Companion paintings can be purchased separately. Both of these paintings would look great in a sewing or craft room, whether purchased separately or together.

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Great-Grandma's Sewing Thread #2 painting
Great-Grandma’s Sewing Thread #2 (2021) 6″ w x 6″ h

Have a question?

If you have a question about this painting, please contact us, and we’ll be happy to answer any of your questions.

Other Still Life Paintings of Interest

rustic jugs oil painting
Rustic Jugs
(2021)
12″ w x 9″ h
The Study still life oil painting
The Study
(2004)
14″ w x 11″ h

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“Teresa, you are absolutely amazing with your artwork! Especially the fine intricate details of small things. The realism is so impressive and appreciated. God has blessed you!” — Karen Nash, TAKE ME HOME COUNTRY ROAD, MeWe

“I have a few of those old wooden spools.”  — Nancy Scott, TAKE ME HOME COUNTRY ROAD, MeWe

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UPDATED: 15 July 2022

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