19th Century Spool Tread Holder
This egg shaped thread holder is 3 inches long and at the widest point 1 3/4 across. The tartan ware pattern is that of the M’Gregor clan. Other than some wear to the center divide where the egg shaped thread holder would be opened and closed and one light patch repair to the side by the opening, the
sewing treasure is in very good condition. At this time I have three different egg shaped Tartan Ware sewing items with different clan names. Without the distraction, that are constant in this modern day of instant demand, needlework was highly regarded skill and gifts of sewing items were treasured.
English Antiques & American Primitives