What a surprise I had when I opened up these vintage boxes of silken threads at my local flea market.
Each box contained a stunningly vibrant collection of pure silk yarns, which had been made, once upon a time, in Bombay.
Its not hard to imagine the fabulous colours being used to embroider embellishments on a silken sari or choli...I couldn't leave them behind and ended up buying all that the seller had!
They are suitable for hand or machine work and are colour-fast - I shall take them to my shop when I'm back there later in the week.
For now I'm preparing bits and pieces to take with me to the Vintage Jumble Sale that takes place on Saturday 24th March. I shall have a basket of £1 bargains, as well as other items I hope to clear. It will be lovely to see you if you can make it along there - its always lots of fun!
Thank you for all your lovely comments on my previous post - Its good to know that your teddy bears are still much loved too! :)