Size: 6″ w x 6″ h
Support: Gallery Wrap Stretched Canvas
Description: A small still life painting featuring four vintage sewing spools made of wood and thread. There is sewing thread and a sewing needle on each of the spools. Each of the wooden spools is filled with a colored thread: red, orange, green, and blue. The green spool has a sewing needle sticking through it. 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 perfect for small spaces or areas where space is limited. It doesn’t require a frame before display because the composition stretches around the sides of the canvas giving it a modern look. However, if you prefer to have it mounted in a frame, Grandma’s Sewing Thread will look great in your home or office, or any place it is put on display.
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 that 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 doll 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.
Sewing Thread #2 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: 01 April 2022