Did any of you guess what this thingymebob was last week ?
Well it could be for putting your bits of thread
in while you are sewing
or keeping the dust off the end of your parasol
as my friend Vix suggested, but its not.
It's a Hair Receiver.
Victorian ladies saved the hair from their brushes and used it to
stuff into pincushions or pillows.
As hair was washed less frequently the oil in the hair lubricated
the pins making it easier to pierce material.
It was also used to make "ratts" a small ball of hair that was
inserted into a hairstyle to add volume and fullness.
I wonder if that is where the saying "hair likes rats tails" came from.
All sounds a bit yuck to me.
Moving swiftly on here's what's been happening at the desk this past week.
A bit of handstitching and fabric sorting
A bit of rearranging on the Wall of Influence & Inspiration.
And finally a good talking too, to stop flitting from one thing to another and commit to finishing the HOME cushion and converting that crotchet trim into an embroidered shelf edging.
But first there has to be a bit of deskhopping and a lot of willpower drawn on to not be influenced and sidetracked by what everyone else is upto.
I hope you won't ask me next week if I stuck to my resolve.
Have a great creative week everyone.