These must have been from 3 sets (all incomplete and missing boxes). Ok, so I will blame my siblings for losing or misplacing them because it couldn’t have been me!! We may get older but some things never changed – it was them, not me!! All the cards have holes for threads going around the border in addition to the design area.
These are adorable & I like how there are 3 types of interchangeable borders within the set. It appears that I might have been older (box says 4-7 years of age) because there are bows tied with the ends of the threads. And, because you had to line up the picture with the holes on the base card.
Kids today are using computers at 4-7 years of age! What are kids 50 years from now going to be doing at that age?
Anyway, the box & set of cards are complete & in fantastic shape but I am missing one “Tipped Yarn”. In fact, most of my toys were in great shape in original boxes, complete, & unbroken!
I was able to differentiate sets by subject matter and format. These had various borders.
Apparently, I did not have the same hangups as when I was a kid – or these were resewed by a sibling! We’ll never know.
You tell these are from 2 different sets.
I have been remiss in posting – mainly because I am stitching like crazy on my piece in order to get it framed in time for Seminar in August. But, I decided to take a break & rest my eyes to share these vintage sewing cards with you.
They are actually how we found them in my mother’s attic. And, they may well be my first “needlepoint”without the needle! The “threads” are mainly colored shoe laces. My sister (& brother?) may have worn out the original threads. The cards themselves are in good condition but the “threads” have seen better days. I love how some still had the threads in place. Abstract placement lend to the appeal!
There are a few hits when I google Whitman Publishing Company sewing cards. Do you remember these? And, you can still find sets of new sewing cards on Amazon for children 36 months and up! Wonderful!!