Sunday, 17 February 2013

I am developing a " thing " for these

These antique portable sewing stands were popular in France and we have managed to find a few since Elizabeth Baer introduced me to them .
 This one has it's original fabric I think and just needed new tapes to replace the random string. A nice bit of wax and it is transformed.
Perfect for household mending { or stock ! } can be easily carried to wherever you want to sit so pretty with it's turned wood and practical.
Ticky spotted this and another stand at one of our stops , well done that girl , just need to put the fabric on the second one and they will be ready to delight sewers at Dorchester Curiosity


  1. Linda, thanks for the credit, not many are so generous in mentioning sources! These travailleuses (workbaskets) often have quite interesting vintage fabrics and even if they are a bit worn, can be given new life with a new toning lining and pretty ribbons. Sometimes the woodworms have discovered them before you and then they are too fragile but I do think they are very attractive and feminine. Keep on hunting them down!

  2. Thanks Buff xx the lining is a good idea