Recently I was given a box of sewing supplies from the daughter of an elderly woman who passed away. In the box there were many old wooden spools of thread. I'm wondering what everyone does with them? Is there a way to display them or use them? I think they are really cool and I want to "honour" them in some way.
Also in the box was a collection of paper bobbins. I have attached a picture of them below. I have never seen these before and am wondering what kind of machine ever used them? Some are two-sided, like the ones in the picture that say "Belding Corticelli Style F" and "Clark's Bobbin Style C, SZ 30", but others only have paper on one side, like the beige one in the lower right of the photo. If anyone knows any history on these types of bobbins, I would be very interested in learning about it.