Saturday, 10 July 2010
While on the subject of personal stitching foibles, I don't know about you but I have never been one to use a thimble. I remember having handed to me a dimpled metal one at school and I just couldn't get along with it - in fact my concern to stop it falling off my finger, rolling noisily across my desk and tumbling onto the floor did more to hinder my stitching than help it. There are so many pretty thimbles around - but most of them seem to end up in display cabinets as opposed to on digits. Doesn't the paint chip off porcelain thimbles? And these crystal ones, although appropriately engraved with stitches, don't seem quite practical to me - wouldn't they scratch? Were they ever intended to be worn, or were they simply decorative items to be collected. Perhaps someone can tell me?
Posted by N E E D L E P R I N T at 23:21