Size: 6″ w x 6″ h
Support: Gallery Wrap Stretched Canvas
Description: A small still life painting featuring four vintage spools of sewing thread and sewing needle. This artwork is composed on gallery wrap stretched canvas and does not require a frame before display since the composition extends around the edges of the canvas surface. One of two in a series. Hand-painted and signed by fine artist Teresa Bernard.
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This painting is part of a series called Great-Grandma’s Vintage Sewing Thread. 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, but not so much today. Nowadays, sewing thread comes on plastic spools.
Manufacturers are no longer making wooden thread spools, but that doesn’t mean they have no value. They still have some usefulness. One advantage of these vintage thread spools is they last a long time and can be used in numerous other ways once their thread is gone.
When I was a child, I remember playing with empty wooden spools. I strung them up on a string and made necklaces with them. I also used them for furniture, among other things, when I played with my Barbie dolls.
Wooden thread spools can be used for various arts and craft projects. Using your imagination, you could turn them into some beautiful artwork or something else that would give them some renewed purpose. 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.
This painting has a companion painting called “Great-Grandma’s Sewing Thread #1”. Companion paintings are sold separately. Whether purchased with its companion or not, either of these paintings will look great proudly displayed in a sewing or craft room.
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♦ “My Grandmother taught me how to sew. It’s a beautiful skill. She sewed almost all her own housedresses. Never wore pants. Bought her underwear and outer clothes!” — Bobbi A, ART ALL ART, MeWe
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UPDATED: 15 August 2021