Every time you step inside a building as old as the one we call home, there’s the chance a new treasure will be uncovered.
Whether hidden at the back of an overstuffed drawer, on top of a rarely dusted bookcase, or – as in this case – behind a pile of old boxes, long-forgotten trinkets and mementoes are forever being rediscovered as we go about our daily tasks.
Our most recent unearthing came in the guise of some pristinely preserved vintage threads, in an array of different colours. Some were wound around spools and uniformly packaged in their original boxes, others in long, loose bundles that are known in the trade as skeins or hanks.
The precise age of the threads remains unknown, but we believe them to be from around the 1950s or 1960s. Perhaps this mystery will be solved in the future, when another distant memory is stumbled upon…