Friday, August 22, 2014

nice threads!

vintage chart, thread held behind cut-out windows
I have a little obsession with swatch books and samples lately, and found a couple neat vintage thread samples on eBay last week. They arrived the other day, and I have been enjoying looking at them. Both samples appear to be from the 1960s or 70s. The one from Conso Products is a small chart. The other, from American Thread, is a book with several pages held together by two metal rings. Each page has its own group of colors.

Look! Turkey Red!
They needed this chart on Project Runway last night. Emerald, not Hunt Green!!
I'm not sure what I'll do with these samples, other than share them and keep them out of the sun. It would be interesting to know if anyone remembers using these threads back in the day. Did you use any of these threads for sewing projects? Leave a comment and share your thoughts. 

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