Friday, April 11, 2014

Some old tools

For many many years

these were among my most used tools, together with a bunch of different sewing machines. I'm a trained tailor, and when in school, we were forced to use a thimble. It was a hard job to get used to it, and now I can't make a single stitch without it. No matter what I need to stitch, my thimble is a must.


That's the reason I have three, one quite small if my fingers are cold, one for warm hands and the fancy pink one were bought last summer in the US. I think that will be a good one, but I don't sew much these days.


My left hand pair of sissors is an important tool too, and as a tailor I do keep my fabric sissors away from all kinds of different use. I have one for paper use, one for kitchen, some fabric sissors and a couple of thread cutters. All for left hand use or universal.


This sketch were done with black pen only and watercolors.
Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful weekend!

I'm linking this post to Friday Sketching and Paint Party Friday.

31 comments:

  1. Love your painting...it would make a wonderful print to frame. I imagine many seamstresses would love it! My mom was the same about her black sewing scissors and pinking sheers...we knew never to move them, or use them for anything else. They were expensive and important! Actually I just realized my mom had hairdressers scissors we weren't' to touch either! Also very expensive... I was the same with my scissors and now my couponer is fussy about her scissors too! Thanks for the memories!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  2. OMGosh, I remember school using those tools with that exact thimble instructions. I just put aside all my sewing (after retiring and going directly back to sewing, forgetting I didn't like it all that well years ago) and got out all my art (which I had been doing before I moved here 25+ years ago). I am enjoying it immensely. You did such a marvelous job, it brought back so many memories. Thank you for your visit. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  3. Very good artwork! I thought the scissors were real and were lying on the page with painted thimbles! Beautiful work.

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  4. Great, very realistic painting! Love that little pink thimble! I also keep my fabrics scissors FAR away from the rest of the family ... ;-)

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  5. oh that is a beautiful meaningful sketch!

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  6. What a great piece and memories to go with it. Happy PPF!

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  7. this is a great piece, some people collect thimbles

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  8. very interesting painting...it inspired me to pic up my sketchbook nd paint :)

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  9. The scissors are so wonderfully dimensional! They pop right off the page! I keep studying your color and shading to see how you did it. Great piece!

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  10. Beautiful sketch and looks so much like 3D one. Fantastic work! Thank you for sharing

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  11. Beautiful piece with sentiments attached. Love the way you created the dimensions in this work. Lovely Laila.
    Annabelle : )

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  12. Beautiful drawing! I love the little row of different thimbles!

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  13. I enjoy how you shared the importance of your subject matter and lovely sketch!

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  14. You inspire me! Those scissors and the thimble...dear tools for you. Sweet! I think I'm going to journal my favorite things like that. Such a good idea. :) Really good work.

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  15. Great drawing... Love the shadows as they give them a wonderfully three dimensional look...xx

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  16. It's always so lovely to draw & paint things that have meaning, you've done a beautiful job of capturing how much these tools mean to you.

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  17. lovely and realistic, gorgeous fresh colors!

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  18. So beautiful..fantastic work..and love the story behind the art too..very special!
    Beautifully done!
    Vctoria

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  19. Terrific drawings Laila. Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  20. enjoyed; have a nice weekend

    much love...

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  21. I really enjoyed too to read and see your story. The painting is so realistic that I thaught first the sissors were real. Happy PPF!

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  22. I agree that this would make a fabulous framed print. My mom never went to school for it but she made fabulous clothing for me (usually for special occasions like Easter) when I was a kiddo. I learned to sew from her - but I never did much with it. I think many who sew would love this hanging on a wall.

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  23. What a beautiful and meaningful piece! Your colors work so well together, too! Happy PPF!!

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  24. Hi Laila! It is Karen from Mastering Twinks! Love your webpage!

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  25. oohhhh this is great. The first picture I thought the scissors were real.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  26. Congratulations Laila, you've won "Watercolor Pencils. Thank you for sharing your Friday Sketches. Please email me, diondior at yahoo dot com. Hugs xx

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  27. Beautiful sketch. It looks so realistic :)

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