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More Images from Louise Cutting's Sewing Room

Three vintage irons and a Clarks Mile-End cotton thread display case. Of the irons, Louise found the one with the black handle at an antiques shop, but the other two belonged to her mother.
Whimsical mannequin hands hold the curtain valances in Louises sewing room.
Louise is a whiz at collars, of course (see her story, Precision Collar Band, in Threads #173). Louise found these miniature collar candleholders at Anthropologie about three years ago.
Three vintage irons and a Clarks Mile-End cotton thread display case. Of the irons, Louise found the one with the black handle at an antiques shop, but the other two belonged to her mother.

Three vintage irons and a Clark's Mile-End cotton thread display case. Of the irons, Louise found the one with the black handle at an antiques shop, but the other two belonged to her mother.

Photo: Gary Junken

In Threads #173, we visited the sewing studio of contributing editor Louise Cutting. Louise's sewing space is on the second floor of her Winter Park, Florida, home. It's packed with collections and fun items that reflect her interest in sewing and career as an instuctor, pattern designer, and artist.

There was so much to see in Louise's studio that we decided to offer this additional online look at more of her sewing room and collected items, with insight on each image from Louise. Enjoy, and happy sewing!

More from Louise:

Louise found these whimsical hands at a display house. They are "glove" hands and also traditionally used to display jewelry.

Louise Cutting's sewing room  

Usually they would stand upright on a store counter, but Louise's carpenter drilled a clamp into the side of the cabinet so that the each hand could hook on. The hand was in an odd salmon color, so Louise spray-painted them white.

 

Louise Cutting's sewing room   Three vintage irons and a Clark's Mile-End cotton thread display case. Of the irons, Louise found the one with the black handle at an antique shop, but the other two belonged to her mother.


Louise is a whiz at collars, of course (see her story, "Precision Collar Band," in Threads #173). Louise found these miniature "collar candleholders at anthropologie about three years ago.

Louise Cutting's sewing room   The details are rendered correctly, she says, around the back of the "collars" you have what you would normally see inside a man's shirt collar.

Unfortunately, Anthropologie no longer carries them, but they are fun, aren't they?

 

 

Louise Cutting's sewing room   Another great sewing-related candle, this one packed with buttons. Louise found it at an antique store.

Louise enjoys lovely vintage buttons, and has a collection on display in her studio, including Bakelite buttons, and old-time, high-shoe buttons. The framed buttons have old newsprint as a background, and the displays were found in an antiques mall. Louise is sure someone did them as a craft class.

Louise Cutting's sewing room  

The wooden box on the shelf was Louise's grandmother's. It is a spool box with a pincushion on top, and the little holes are where the thread "spools" out. The bird is an antique and well-loved pincushion.

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