Monday, March 12, 2012

Hooray for Bollywood!

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!

Indigo, Blue...

and Green...


and Red...
And Brown and Gold too!
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!
Niki x
Thank you for all your lovely comments on my previous post - Its good to know that your teddy bears are still much loved too! :)


  1. What BEAUTIFUL threads, Niki! Such a treat to work with! One of my college roommates was from Bombay (I've dated myself when I say she was actually from "Bombay")! I was just enamoured by the use of color and textures in those saris!

  2. What a wonderful surprise to find boxes filled with rainbows. The colors are so alluring and pure silk, OH My! Thanks for sharing your treasure, Connie

  3. Yummy! What a wonderful find.

  4. I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone brings to the Vintage Jumble next week.
    The threads really are beautiful - great find!

  5. Wow!What a find.You couldn't leave those behind.What wonderful colours.So vibrant.

  6. Love those Violet colours Niki! I can understand why you just had to buy the whole set of boxes!
    See you soon, Ali x

  7. Hi Niki

    You've done it again then - found the ultimate! Well done. Hope you have a good time on Saturday. I don't think I'll get there, sadly.

    Sue x

  8. Anonymous12:21 pm

    What a find Niki...very nice indeed!

  9. Fabulous silks, what a great discovery.
    Carol xx

  10. Yummy yummy yummy yummy yummy!


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Niki xx