Great-Grandma’s Sewing Thread #2

vintage sewing thread painting
© Copyright 2021 – Present

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.

See Artist Comments below for additional information regarding this painting.

vintage sewing spool painting
Not to scale. Companion painting sold separately.

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Artist Comments

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.

Companion Painting

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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Great-Grandma's Sewing Thread #1 painting
Great-Grandma’s Sewing Thread #1 (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

Great Grandmas Tea Cup by Teresa Bernard
Great-Grandma’s Tea Cup (2020)
6″ w x 6″ h
tractor tire oil painting
Still Life With Tractor Tire (2016)
12″ w x 16″ h
Clay Pottery Still Life painting
Still Life With Clay Pottery (2006)
14″ w x 11″ h

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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

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Great-Grandma’s Sewing Thread #1

antique sewing thread painting
© Copyright 2021 – Present

Size: 6″ w x 6″ h
Support: Gallery Wrap Stretched Canvas
Description:  A small still life painting featuring two antique wooden spools with sewing thread and needle. Composed on a gallery wrap stretched canvas, it will not need a frame because the composition extends around the edges of the canvas. One of two in a series. Hand-painted and signed by fine artist Teresa Bernard.

See Artist Comments below for additional information regarding this painting.

antique sewing spool painting
Not to scale. Companion painting sold separately.

Authenticity Certified

TB sealThis painting comes with an official Certificate of Authenticity. It is your guarantee the artwork you have purchased is a genuine Teresa Bernard Oil Painting.

>> More information

Purchasing Information

NEW LOWER PRICE!

$120

was $150

FREE shipping and handling within the U.S.A.
Contact us for international postage and handling.


 

How PayPal works.By purchasing your painting from this site, you are buying directly from Teresa Bernard. All transactions are via PayPal, a safe and secure way to make your purchase.

Artist Comments

This painting is part of a series called Great-Grandma’s Antique 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.

The wooden spools you may find today are 50+ years old and are now antiques. Today sewing thread comes on spools made of plastic; and our grandmothers, and most assuredly, our mothers would have sewn their sewing projects using 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 had become more economical 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

This painting has a companion painting called “Great-Grandma’s Sewing Thread #2. 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.

Click on thumbnail for a larger image.

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

Great Grandmas Tea Cup by Teresa Bernard
Great-Grandma’s Tea Cup (2020)
6″ w x 6″ h
tractor tire oil painting
Still Life With Tractor Tire (2016)
12″ w x 16″ h
Clay Pottery Still Life painting
Still Life With Clay Pottery (2006)
14″ w x 11″ h

Teresa’s Insider News

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Teresa has an insider newsletter, and it’s FREE! This is her way of keeping her friends up to date by giving you sneak peeks of new paintings she completes, as well as other announcements before they are made public. Her newsletter is published every other month, so be sure to get on her mailing list. You don’t want to miss a thing!

Your Feedback

“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 August 2021

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