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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Details & Description

Title: Great-Grandma's Sewing Thread #1
Size: 6″ w x 6″ h
Canvas Type: Gallery Wrap Stretched Canvas
Frame: Unframed; Ready to Hang
Signed: On the front 
COA: Signed Certificate of Authenticity

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 vintage artist Teresa Bernard in lower left side.

This original painting is perfect for cramped spaces or rooms because of its small size. It was painted by hand on 6×6-inch gallery wrap stretched-wrapped canvas. Great-Grandma’s Sewing Thread #1 has a stylish look because its composition extends over onto the canvas’s edges. This art piece will look fantastic in your house, business, or wherever it is hung, whether it is framed or not.

The original canvas painting does not have the copyright watermark ©️

Artist Comments

This painting is part of the Wooden Spool Series. I call it “Great-Grandma’s Sewing Thread #1” because we have now come to the age where 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.

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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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