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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Be Still 52 - Week 42


This week's exercise involved crates. I don't have any crates around here other than a couple of bright plastic ones which definitely wasn't what I wanted. I did remember this old sewing machine drawer and added a few of my wooden spools, bobbins, and spindles.


Bobbins and the machinery they ran on were some of the greatest inventions of the Victorian Era. They were created to manage the piles of thread and yarn that would be used to weave cloth. Each spindle held a bobbin that either released or collected the thread. 


Wooden bobbins can be found in various shapes and sizes since most mills had bobbins made specifically for their machine. When I see these beautiful wooden pieces of history in an antique store, I really have a hard time passing them by.  They just want to come home with me!

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13 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I completely understand that attraction. These wonderful shapes make a lovely still life composition, with their warm patina and signs of aging.

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  2. I can understand how these beautiful old bobbins just want to come home with you! I love how the wood has worn and they must feel smooth. Such lovely warm shades in the wood as well. That old drawer was a good idea for your captures!

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  3. These are so beautiful, Cathy! Happy Easter to you and your family.

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  4. I had no idea they came in so many varieties. The old wood is beautiful, and they seem to be much more decorative than would be necessary for utility. I love your old drawer, especially that sweet little handle. All the contrasting shapes and wood tones make for a wonderful still life subject.

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  5. Beautiful richness in color on these pretties.

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  6. I can see why you can't resist these. We learn so much from history, from the stuff that is left behind. Excellent images!

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  7. Love the rich wood tones. These are beautiful images.

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  8. Perfect! I have an old sewing drawer and some wooden spools as well. But I also have an old Cranberry crate :)

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  9. Great textures in your photos, Cathy.

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  10. You have some very interesting items. I like the colors/texture of these shots.

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  11. I thoroughly look forward to all the creative things on your blog. I check it every day to see what is new.

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  12. WoW!!!! i really adore this image, there are so many things to think about!!!!!

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  13. Love how you used that fantastic old drawer for this prompt...very creative as usual! What a wonderful collection of spindles and spools

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