Friday, April 13, 2012
I am not a sewer — but when Susan Orlean tweeted about her latest find, I had to learn more. She seems to have been visiting the latest exhibit at the SFO museum, and admiring the sewing accessory stands from the Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles in Berkeley.
And what she found were some wonderful old sewing accessories: birds or ducks that hold scissors, thread, etc. Hillary Kwiatek directed Susan to one place to buy such a thing: an eBay store called Stuffisus which sells the sewing bird shown above.
The Vintage Peddler also has a sewing bird thread and scissors holder.
A number of Etsy sellers who specialize in vintage products also sell similar items. Here's the duck sewing helper sold by RichInDaughters.
This sewing bird caddy, sold by Topsy's Attic, has a storage drawer in the base, and has thimble holder, too.
And here's another sewing duck, this time from Old Sew Stuff; it's another one that has a little storage drawer.
Wil Shepherd Studio sells this lovely duck sewing caddy.
All of these are one of a kind, so they may not be available for long. But I'm delighted just to know that such a thing exists; as these get sold, others will probably appear over time.