Saturday, June 25, 2011

Help! What Are These Things?

Alright all you knowledgeable vintage folks out there, I need some help identifying what is this thing?  Fiber and knitting, crochet folks, read further down for helping me identify some fibers I bought too.

Bought it in a consignment shop for $3.00 along with the Bakelite crochet hooks below.  It was all in a sewing basket, but I only wanted these pieces.

Yes, I crochet too.  These are more for fine detail work.

Need help here too.  What is this?  All you fiber folks, take a look at this lot and let me know what it might be.  Bought this lot for $1.99 and would like to make something with it.

This is incredible soft and lightweight.  The two bundles appear hand gathered, if that makes any sense, not like how you buy fibers from the store.

This multi-colored pink, yellow, and white fiber bundle was tucked into the same bag, and I know what this is.

Found this gem.  A large spool of white cotton thread, great for all my tag making. 
Found some more really pretty fiber.

If you have friends that are into fibers, please ask them to let me know what a few of these things are, I sure would appreciate it.

Oh yeah, for some reason I am unable to respond to every ones postings.  With my new computer system that runs Bing, Blogger won't recognize me.  I get blocked.  So until I can figure this out, don't think I have been ignoring you all.

Thanks for the help.



  1. Yay for you Valerie! You got some incredibly wonderful finds! I think the first photo might be of a lacemaking of the nicest I've seen! The crochet hooks are gorgeous!! Is the grey yarn a mohair? It's hard to tell from the photo. The cone of white cotton is a fantastic find! I actually have quite a few of the last photo. I'll send you an exact content as soon as I go check out the label. As to your blogger issue, I do have a solution for you there. If you go to your blogger sign in and unclick the "keep me signed in" you should be able to go back to commenting. I don't know why this makes the difference but it seems to work!...Nancy :o)

  2. Hi Valerie~

    Now I'm just wondering about the bakelite crochet hooks you have there. The reason is that just yesterday, I found something very similar, also bakelite, in my grandmother's things. It's about 5 or 5.5 inches long. It also tells me what it orange peeler. I'll take a pic and post it sometime soon and we can compare notes.

    I also have some of that yarn in your last picture, but have no idea what it is or how it is used. (I use it to tie up pretty packages. ☺ )

  3. That would be 4 and 7/8 long. Ha! My hubby is such a stickler.

  4. Just sayin hi! I love the old hooks, but don't know about the rest. I have sometimes wondered how the holes were made to start the first row of a lace edge on fabric. It seems that a hook would not be sharp enough. Maybe that's what that first tool is for. Hope you're lovin summer!

  5. Oh wow! You found some great goodies. I wish I could be more help to you, but I never did learn to knit or crochet:( I think I would have bought everything also just because they're so pretty.
    Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comment.

  6. Hi Valerie,

    Thanks so much for stopping by to meet Patrick! He's a wonderful addition to our home:)



  7. Hello! I am pretty sure the item in the first picture is a nostepinne. It's a tool used to wind yarn into balls. As small as that one is, it was probably used for light cotton yarn. It is very pretty! Great finds! Twyla

  8. Your first items looks something like a lace bobbin but it isn't. There is no place to wind the thread. I suspect that this tool is used to transfer a thread/yarn or stitch. I make bobbin lace and crochet/knitting is not something that I am well verses in. I hope this helps!