Sewing Compendium & Necessaire Compendium

£11.50

Summary

  • Full compendium set to keep your needles and threads to hand
  • Beautiful glass bottle, Thimble and double reel completed with a floral collar.
  • small decorative mouse on the top of the double reel
  • pretty floral collar
  • useful thimble

Sewing Compendium

The Sewing Compendium Contains…. Thimble, Double reel with a decorative mouse for Cotton and Needle storage, Prussian Blue glass bottle and Decorated Floral Collar. The needles are stored down the side of the bobbin via two small holes. Measures bottle :2 inches (5.2cm) height, 3/4 inch (2cm) diameter; Thimble approx 3/4 inch (1.5cm);  double reel 2 1/4 inch (5.5cm); collar approx 1/2 inch (1.7cm); Total Height when put together  approx 2.3/4 inches (7cm).

Summary

  • Full compendium set to keep your needles and threads to hand
  • Beautiful glass bottle, Thimble and double reel completed with a floral collar.
  • small decorative mouse on the top of the double reel
  • pretty floral collar
  • useful thimble

 

In the second half of the 18th century it became fashionable to meet and sew with friends,creating a need for a combined set of easy to carry sewing tools. Thus a different type of sewing set began to appear. From this time and well into the early 20th century, small sewing sets in all shapes and sizes were produced in a broad range of materials.One of the earliest sewing sets was the “tower type” otherwise known as a “compendium”. These combined sewing sets would have been ideal to put into a chatelaine bag to take along when visiting friends.

There was nothing a Victorian Lady enjoyed more than attending her sewing circle regardless of whether it was held in elegant surroundings or in a Village Hall.The attraction was not just to sew or exchange sewing patterns or learn new sewing techniques and of course to exchange tales of assignations and romance. This was also a time to show recently purchased items such as Pincushions ,Needle Cases Thimble Cages and Chatelaines of every description.

Il n était de plus grand plaisir, pour une dame de l époque victorienne, que d aller à son cercle de travaux d aiguille, qu il se tienne dans un décor élégant ou dans un salle des fêtes de village. Le côté attractif ne consistait pas uniquement à coudre, à échanger des patrons ou à apprendre de nouvelles techniques de couture, mais bien sûr à échanger les potins concernant les rendez-vous galants et les liaisons amoureuses. Il consistait également à montrer ses dernières acquisitions, telles des pelotes à épingles, des étuis à aiguilles, des range-dés, et des châtelaines de toute sorte.

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