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Sajou Thread Cards


These cards are perfect for winding your own skeins of thread. In days gone by, before the invention of domestic sewing machines, they were used for selling thread, mainly linen. They were beautifully illustrated and the surprise was to discover the image under the thread, the start of the consumer society…

The thread brands had simple names representing easily recognisable objects. This was at a time when a large part of the population could neither read nor write, so brands were identified by an animal, a fruit or character, very much like the taverns of the time.

All Sajou thread card models have names of towns in Normandy, in tribute to the history of the region with their production of linen and numerous spinning mills.

The thread cards are of excellent quality, retracing the principals of cards of old, to make organising your threads a real pleasure.

They are sold in series of 6, printed on both sides on 2mm thick cardboard.

Three thread card sets are available:

A. Art Nouveau
This thread cards series depicts six women's portrait in an Art Nouveau style (19th century).
Format: 6.5cm x 6.5cm

B. Vintage Model
These thread cards series are a re-edition of a vintage model which was often found in haberdashers, a great classic in thread card designs.
Format: 6cm x 6.5cm

C. Dives Model
These thread cards are printed in the style of vintage cards, the centre depicting everyday objects.
Format: 7.1cm x 7.1cm

D. Elbeuf - Vintage Flowers
These thread cards are illustrated with floral designs are inspired by vintage seed packets.
Format: 5.8cm x 5.8cm

Use code: LOCALPICKUP if you would like to order online and pick up at our Ballarat store.

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