Beauty in everyday things
Yet another button fell off a shirt today and in searching through my mother’s sewing basket for a needle and some suitable thread, I realised how many lovely old wooden bobbins she has collected over the years. Some of her sewing treasures have been hoarded, others inherited from her own mother and some, like the beautiful cobalt blue box of French sewing thread and the russet coloured velvet sewing case, have been unearthed in French Brocantes and English antique shops. The bobbins are wound with threads of sumptuous colours, the golden bodkins are delicately engraved and despite their humble origins and everyday usage, seem to me to be things of great beauty. I followed my usual proceedure of running off with as many as I could carry and spent an enjoyable half hour capturing their images on camera…..