One of my secret pleasures is hand mending and its friend unpicking. I love the feeling that using a skill like sewing on a button and making small repairs without resorting to a noisy machine gives. There is an immense feeling of satisfaction to be derived from hand-hemming.*
I'm not so fussed on sewing in the ends of my knitting, but that's a whole other story.
Unpicking garments to recut or reuse the fabric is something I learned from my mother and her mother, as was unravelling knits to resue the wool.
This little hand made sewing caddy was $4 at Salvos Fyshwick this morning.
I love that someone made the little wooden rocking chair with orange corduroy upholstered seat/pincushion for a sewer. It has the feel of a school woodwork project.
I also appreciate that it holds all the basic threads I use for hand mending, a thimble, some pins, sewing needles and the tools of the unpicker's trade, a quick-unpick, small sharp scissors and a fine gauge double pointed knitting needle.
*Yes, I will do hand sewing for other people. And yes, I will charge in cash or kind.
Cross Posted to I Op Therefore I am Canberra.