This is my vintage needle collection.
First, my favourites, the Flora MacDonalds:
I’ve yet to figure out what Flora Macdonald has to do with handwork, but I’m a big Flora fan, and a big needle fan, so it works for me.
Besides, how cute is she? The back of the packets are lovely too:
And the trademark is adorable:
I also have some not-quite-as-exciting needles:
The colours are all lovely though: orange, red, teal
And another great trademark:
The colours and graphic layouts of these two are very striking:
Redditch must have been an important needle making centre.
Not my favourite, but possibly the most fantastic, is this one:
I crack up every time I see it. Everything is so dramatic!