Mystery Objects

What a lovely Bank Holiday week end 🙂 The sun shone all week end, you couldn’t ask for nicer weather 🙂

We went to visit my parents and helped them decorate their kitchen, just a couple of coats of paint to make everything fresh. It was soon done leaving plenty of time to chat and go for a lovely walk in the almost bluebell festooned woods 😉

My Mum had been having a sort out of some drawers and presented me with some old cross stitch designs I’d made as a young girl…


Some linen with an embroidery design printed on it.


A half done embroidery with its original instructions from a magazine (a very old Woman’s Weekly)


Some embroidery transfers


A piece of fine crochet I’d designed and worked up many (many)years ago


AND some mystery objects

mystery objects

My Mum remembers using these strange objects to do some sort of embroidery – she stitched over them in a special way and then cut away the thread leaving a design behind… Anyone out there recognise what they are, and how to use them? I’d love to know.

In the meantime I’m going to have a think about what I can do with all these treasures so that they don’t just get pushed from one of my Mum’s drawers into one of mine 😉 Any ideas?

Until next time,

Chris x


4 thoughts on “Mystery Objects

  1. Love the varied hidden treasures found…
    I’ve no idea what the mystery items original purpose was but
    as a quilter… I see some lovely hand quilting patterns. 🙂

  2. buntyw

    I have your mystery object – bought in a job lot at my local auction!
    It’s called ‘Kay’s Practical Embroider’ mine was priced 3/6
    Patent number 466488 supplied by H Kay, 18, West Park Drive, Blackpool
    It looks like the metal pieces act as a template and you embroider over them with wool – it seems to be aimed at school children!

    1. Thank you VERY much for solving the mystery 🙂 My Mother remembers embroidering over the top of them but I’m still wondering how you got the templates out afterwards without ruining the fabric! Google search time!

      > Date: Wed, 8 May 2013 08:10:45 +0000 > To: >

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