I find endless appeal in a plain white spool of string. The orderliness in the winding rows. The lovely repetitions.
I need the simple honesty that is found in the ordinary.
But the most awesome of objects is fashioned from a length of string, a little imagination, and patience, as I was reminded by this small sample I found hidden within a ball of unassuming cotton thread at the thrift store. Who placed it there I can't help but wonder?
Wrapped up together on a shelf for very little money I found an inexpensive lesson in the "way of string". . . .
As an impromptu still life. . . .
Or spun into something a bit more elaborate like this pile of lacy doilies.
Even this Battenburg lace is just a complex construction of tapes and threads.
As you see here. . . .
The unironed piece has a nice springy texture, but only shows its pattern after pressing. I have no patience for the care of large Batternburg pieces, and only buy if it is a small doily or runner as in this beautiful example.
I'm using a lovely woven tape from LaurieAnnas in Canton, TX to tie up a set of large cushy damask dinner napkins that I found and decided to leave unironed. (I like a rumpled look too!)
I'm loving linen in bundles. . . .
And string hang tags. . . .
A simple folded vintage huck towel in new condition makes a sweet hostess gift with a bar of fine soap. And all we need now is the brown paper packages tied up with string! (Love those too!)
I hope the threads of the week have tied up nicely for you!
Have a wonderful October weekend ahead!
It'll probably great for a little bit of "junking"!
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