When I would go to my grandmother’s house when I was younger, I was always fascinated by this box. I loved the shape and how the lid came off. When my grandmother passed away my mom gave me this box because she knew how much I always loved it. We were cleaning out the garage and it was in a box that we still hadn’t unpacked from when we moved in. Inside was full of various vintage sewing supplies, I wish so badly I had taken the time to ask about them all when my grandma was around. I didn’t get into crafting until I was older and I missed out on the opportunity to learn from her and my great-grandma.
It’s made of wood and hand painted. On the bottom my grandma wrote this –
Uncle Oliver Peterson
Apparently my love of scissors, especially embroidery scissors, was inherited from my grandma. The two pairs with black handles are pinking shears.
Then there is a huge variety of tools that I cannot even begin to identify. They are look extremely mysterious and dangerous.
This was also in there which makes me wonder if some of those are specialty embroidery tools?
There are ton of crochet hooks ranging from some big wooden ones to teeny tiny metal ones. Looks like I never need to worry about buying another crochet hook again!
I love this “Ideal Embroiderer” pamphlet that was in there.
There were also other various threads and some tatting shuttles. I’m actually doing some tatting for a book review I’ll be posting this week, so I was very excited to see those!
Have you inherited any craft supplies from family members? And do you have any idea what in the world those tools are?