sewing

Ooooh! Shiny!

I’m still working on my organization project, which I estimate should be done about thirty years after I’m dead. I keep plugging away though, and this is why. I came across some swatch books I bought some time back. They’re mostly from the 1910s to 1920s, and several are just one page of swatches. This particular book though, was a catalog of yarns from a 1954 loom catalog. I turned the page and lo and behold, what should I see but shiny LUREX!

People throw around the word Lurex a lot when it comes to any kind of shiny metallic fabric, but this is the real deal. It’s so pretty, and it came in lots of colors and widths. These particular ones are likely only meant for weaving (since they’re in a loom catalog). I think they’d look gorgeous framed on a wall, but I’d likely get nothing done for looking at them. Aren’t they pretty?

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