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Best Bag Lining Materials?

Hi, I have started making bags and I am looking for the best materials that could be used for lining the bags’ interiors. I need something tough that can fit the multi-purpose role of some bags. It should be tough and of beautiful/attractive patterns. In addition, if I can get someone who could help print custom letters e.g. the fashion label name, it will be helpful By: Barrack Obaga Mokua

Thread Labels Coats and Clark

Vintage Thread Chart & Photo Gallery Thread Labels – Coats & Clark Coats USA — large-size SuperSheen with two different price bottoms; medium size SuperSheen top and bottom early plastic; Coats Golden Chain top. Est. 1960s-early 70s. John Clark Jr Mile-End — Two versions of silver tops; three versions of two bottom sizes and thread sizes. Est. 1920s-30s. Coats & Clark ONT — small size mercerized top with red bottom; small-size mercerized with blue bottom; nylon [green and red label] top and bottom. Est. 1950s-60s. Coats & Clark’s ONT — medium-size wood spools top and bottom; medium-size plastic spools top and bottom. Est. 1960s-early 70s. Coats & Clark ONT — two large-size top labels;  large-size mercerized top and bottom. 1950s-60s. Coats & Clark ONT — large-size with red bottom; large size with blue bottom. Est. 1950s. Clark’s ONT — two large tops and one bottom showing spool cotton label. Est. 1940s-50s. Clark’s ONT — two large-size tops, plastic spools, 1960s-early 70s; medium-large top with similar bottom shown on spool beside it. Est 1940s-50s. Clark’s ONT — large-size top and bottom; medium-large top and bottom; medium-size top and bottom. Est. 1940s-50s. Clark’s ONT — small-size blue top wood [bottom is red & blue on white], red top and bottom plastic, est. 1960s-early 70s.  Small-size black and gold top and bottom, est. 1950s-60s. Clark’s ONT — small-size top and bottom showing several thread sizes; smaller top and bottom showing 3 thread sizes. Est. 1940s-60s. Clark’s ONT — tiny spool bottom states: sheer fabric." Est. 1950s. J&P Coats USA –three tops alike with different bottoms;  6-cord top and bottom. 1940s-50s. J&P Coats USA — large-size top and bottom; medium-size top and bottom which also came in larger size shown in bottom; est. 1940s-50s. Medium-large size top which has chain ring on bottom with 70 in the center, est. 1930s. J&P Coats USA — small spool from a sewing kit or presentation box; est. 1950s. J&P Coats USA — SuperSheen top plastic, est. late 1960s-early 70s;  two silver tops with same bottom label as shown; est. 1950s-60s. J&P Coats USA — [1] scrollwork with four evenly spaced 70 on both ends, bottom label states The Spool Cotton Co., sole agent with 13 in center; est. 1920s30s.  [2] top label with similar scrollwork and four evenly spaced 70 on top only, bottom is chain ring with 70 in center; [3] bottom with scrollwork and four evenly spaced 100, top is same as #2; [4] small 6-cord top, bottom is chain ring with 70…
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Vintage Thread Chart & Photo Gallery Thread Labels 4 – Meyer Thread Co, G. Hall Jr Co, Keystone Thread, Dragon Thread, Glasgo Thread, Hammond and Hammilton Co, Dexter/Collingbourne/Virginia Snow    John C. Meyer Thread Co. — Meyer’s carpet thread, date unknown.     – Courtesy Sharon Stark Meyer Thread Co. — top reads John C. Meyer Thread Co. Lowell Mass, always the best; bottom reads Gretna superfine twist,00, pure dye silk subsitute which probably means thread is rayon. Est 1930s, early 40s, based on pure dye silk wording.     – Courtesy Shirley McElderry G. Hall Jr. Co. — Climax Spool Thread on bow tie spool. Date unknown.     – Courtesy Sharon Stark Keystone Thread — combed Sea Island cotton on bow tie spool. Date unknown.    – Courtesy Sharon Stark Dragon Thread — labels are the same at both ends of spool. Date unknown.    – Courtesy Sharon Stark Glasgo Thread Co. — red-dyed bow tie spool. It is not known if this brand is a spelling variation of  of Glasgow Thread or a totally different company. Date unknown.   – Courtesy Sharon Stark Hammond & Hamilton Co. — Putnam Mills pure dye silk machine thread. Date unknown.       – Courtesy Sharon Stark Subsilk by Henry Myer Thread Co., a heavy mercerized thread on 5-1/2" waffle-textured cone spool. Est. 1960s. Fruit of the Loom 12-color thread assortment. Sides of box feature labels corresponding to each spool; there are no labels on spools. Wood spools are rough and splintery. Bottom of box reveals zip code so thread would likely date mid-1960s to early 70s. Collingbourne’s Gold Medal silk thread, Gold Medal best buttonhole twist, pure dye machine twist silk and Dexter mercerized spool cotton. Collingbourne’s carpet and button thread, Dexter 6-cord spool cotton, Collingbourne Gold Medal purse silk and Collingbourne’s silk finish sewing thread. All Dexter and Collingbourne threads shown in these four photos are from the Virginia Snow Studio Crochet Instruction Book and Fall & Winter Catalogue 1931-32. – From the Shirley McElderry collection Tops and bottom labels for Byssine, a #50 silk-finish cotton by Colingbourne Mills. Est. 1940-s=early 60s. – Courtesy Barbara Ziolkowski Geneva cotton glace, 16F on wood spool. Thread sturdy carpet type. Est. 1950s-70s. – Courtesy Barbara Ziolkowski Gloria — brandname of cotton thread by The Thread Mills Inc. Date unknown but appears to be 1950s or later. – Courtesy Sharon Stark None’s Better than MP — according to manufacturer Max Pollack Co. Inc of its cotton thread. Note beautiful spool wood and finish. Est 1930s-40s….
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Vintage Thread Chart & Photo Gallery Thread Labels – American Thread Co., Globe Silkworks, Gudenbrod Bros., Paragon Thread Co., Sears, Talons, Cutter Silk Mfg. Co. Globe Silkworks — large-size top label; est. 1940s-50s. Paragon name solo, top and bottom. Est. 1950s-60s. – Courtesy Sharon Stark   Paragon Thread Co. —  top and bottom. Est. 1950s-60s. Paragon with the Heminway Bartlett label, top and bottom. Est. 1950s-60s. – Courtesy Sharon Stark Small-size Talons — left side: Talon with partial pink label top and bottom wood;  right side: Talon with full pink label with packaging information top foam; Talon with full pink label top and bottom foam; and Talon with partial pink label top and bottom foam. Est. 1960s-early 70s. Large size Talons — Talon top and bottom foam; Talon top and bottom plastic and Talon American black plastic, ets. 1960s-early 70s. American Thread Co. — Star Twist top using three different bottoms; large-size Star Twist Deluxe top. Est. 1940s-early 60s. American Thread Co. — Star Deluxe Mercerized gold star top and bottom; Star Mercerized gold star top, red star bottom; Star Mercerized red star top and bottom. Est. 1950s-60s. Two American Thread Co. tops, est. late 1940s-50s. American Thread Co. — Two top sizes of Star Six Cord; two other brands — tops of Hercules Special Service and Hercules Mercerized and Aunt Lydia top and bottom. Est. 1950s. American Thread Co.’s Intrinsic brand, top and bottom with the familiar white star trademark. Est. 1960-70s.– Courtesy Sharon Stark Sears family — Sears Roebuck own brand, Ace and Fairloom, est. 1930s-50s. Gudenbrod Bros. — large-size top and bottom labels. Est. 1950s.   Monarch [l] by Gudebrod Bros, top and bottom label. Est. 1950s-60s. Monarch [r] with the lion brand logo, both ends the same. Est 1950s-70s.– Courtesy Sharon Stark Gudebrod Bros. familiar shield, This Shield is Your Protection, top and bottom. Est. 1960s-70s. – Courtesy Sharon Stark Cutter Silk Mfg. Co. — topside; bottom reads Champion Silk, Gudenbrod Bros. successors. American Thread’s Aunt Lydia carpet and button thread neatly boxed. Note reference to the male egos — bachelors and fishermen. Est. late 1930s-40s or before 1953. Aunt Lydia is now owned by Coats & Clark. That company was formed by a merger of J&P Coats and Clark Thread in 1953. – Courtesy of Kimberly Wulfert Spun Dee, American Thread Co.’s polyester line, was dubbed the Anything Thread. End spools are wood; center, plastic with a narrower rim. Plastic cover with SD logo protects thread portion. See thread chart for sizes. Est….
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Vintage Thread Chart & Photo Gallery Thread Labels – Belding Corticelli Richardson Richardson Silk Co. — Richardson’s mercerized cotton thread top and bottom; Richardsons Sew with Silk top and bottom; and Richardson Silk Co. top [ bottom nearly identical]. Est. 1930s-50s. Belding Corticelli Richardson — tops of purple label silk and green label cotton; Sew with Silk top and bottom; and mercerized cotton top and bottom. Est. 1950s -60s. Belding and Corticelli brands — Belding Hemingway top; Belding waxed thread top; Belding Poly-Bond [late 1960s-early 70s] top; two Corticelli tops.  Est. 1930s-50s. Belding Corticelli Co.– silk top; silk top and bottom; cotton top and bottom; polybond top and bottom with different prices. Est. 1950s-early 70s. Belding Corticelli Co. — silk and cotton tops with bottoms showing varying prices; large-size belwaxed top and bottom, nicely waxed-finish spool. Est 1950s-early 70s. Early Corticelli thread. Best Twist top and Machine Twist top — notice kitten emblem in red and blue printing; both have same bottom label which reads "Established in 1838, Manufactured at Florence Mass."   The Corticelli kitten logo or emblem is described in this appealing 1984 book The Cat Made Me Buy It.  Here are three versions of the kitten logo [enlarged] which look more like bearded lions.     – Book courtesy Shirley McElderry Lily top and bottom, Lily bottom with metal hole reinforcement, Lily dressmaker size top and two Belding Lily dressmaker size foam tops. Est. 1950s-60s. Corticelli Thread —  midget spools of darning silk. Even though spools are same size, notice the different size holes. Date unknown.    – Courtesy Sharon Stark Belding Corticelli mercerized cotton dressmaker spool; size A is size 50. Est. 1950s-early 70s. – Courtesy Marge Thomas Contents of a Corticelli gift sewing travel pack include darning and sewing cotton wound on miniature black spools. Est. late 1960s-early 70s. – Courtesy Val Magnuson Pilgrim by Belding Heminway — pure dye silk; top and bottom labels; est. 1920s-30s. – Courtesy Sheila Ramsey The Belding company made lovely silk fabrics for manufacturers such as these samples swatches for Logantex late 1960s-early 70. Shown here are sample silks made up for Logantex: Habutai silk with tag; paisley border scarf; and flat crepes with tag. – Courtesy Michelle Renigar whose father and grandfather headed Belding from the 1930s-70s.

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Vintage Thread Chart & Photo Gallery Thread Labels Three A.H. Rice Co. tops 1950s; John D. Cutter top 1920s; Cutter Mfg. Co. top with Champion Silk/Gudenbrod Bros. on bottom 1950s-60s. A.H. Rice waxed size F pure dye silk handsewing thread precut in yard lengths. Packet measures 3" W x 14-1/2". Packet made of heavy manilla and has grommet for hanging. Est. 1930s. Stiles Waxt Thread Co. 1930s, Fruit of Loom Sparta 1950s-60s and unknown British thread top and bottom est. 1950s-60s. Clover Thread Co., small Brooks top, larger Brooks top and bottom and Harmony. Est. 1940s-50s. Brainerd & Armstrong top and bottom engraved labels claiming Best in the Wrod for silk thread. Est. 1950s-60s. – Courtesy Sharon Stark Brainerd & Armstrong Co. — top reads aviation and crochet thread; est. 1920s-30s. Conso thread on crosswound on coarse wood cylinder. Top rim reads Conso with manufacturer’s code numbers. Bottom rim: boilfast. Est. 1960s. Small and large Conso thread, Barbour’s Linen Thread, Lindsay Thompson Erin’s Pride linen thread and High Test. Est. 1940s-60s. Conso’s Bestso Twist, mercerized cotton thread which company claims [on the box] that it is the perfect substitute for silk. Est. 950s to mid 1960s. – Courtesy Melody Mulanax Heminway, Trusew, Ivory Brand wood and Ivory Brand foam top and bottom. Est. 1940s-60s. Penimaid top and bottom 1930s; Necchi/Elna top and bottom and Nelco, both est. 1950s-60s. Assortment of brands — Hall’s Reyal top and bottom and top of larger spool size, Heminway & Bartlett, Bird of Paradise and Melrose top and bottom. All are between 1940s-60s. Berkshire & Becket Silk Co. — top and bottom labels. Est 1940s-50s. – Courtesy Sharon Stark Dyno, made in Italy. Label same at both ends. Est. 1960s. – Courtesy Sharon Stark Brooks basting thread on cardboard cylinder, crosswound; bottom reads mercerized thread. Est. 1950s. Sturdy linen carpet thread — Conso states its Irelin Brand Linen heavily waxed carpet thread is made of finest quality imported linen; est. 1960s-70s. York Street Threads Ltd of Belfast, North Ireland, manufactured its thread in that that country; est. 1950s-60s. – Courtesy Robin Meathenia W.Warren Thread Works with engraved blue and red top and bottom containing 9 yds [l] and W [r] which is thought to be same as Warren and contains 12 yds mercerized cotton. Est.1940s-60s. – Courtesy Sharon Stark Iruha, made in occupied Japan, top and bottom paper labels. Est. 1946-50 following WWII. – Courtesy Sharon Stark Rival Sea Island Sewing Thread, top and bottom. Est. 1950s-60s. – Courtesy Sharon Stark Barbour’s Thread,…
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Wood Spools Containing Crochet, Knitting and Tatting Thread

Wood Spools Containing Crochet, Knitting and Tatting Thread Note: these threads will not be listed on thread chart which is limited to machine and hand sewing threads. These threads are shown due to interesting shapes of wood spools and as an extension of thread companies’ products. Captions will contain descriptions. American Thread Co., side, top and bottom views. Notice unusual purple logo and the addition of word Manufacturers to name. Sansilk [silk-finish cotton]crochet and knitting thread. 1-3/8 D x 1-5/8. Bow tie, convex spool. Est. 1930s. The familiar white star of American Thread Co. manufactured Willamantic CN. Side, top and bottom views. Mercerized cotton crochet silk-finish thread is pushed back to reveal paper label which lists various sizes spools came in. This spool is 100-yd. coarse #70, standard size. 1-3/8" D x 1-5/8". Bow tie convex spool. Est. 1940s. Clark’s ONT, top, bottom and side views. Lustre crochet thread. 1-1/4"D x 1-5/8"; bow tie, convex spool. Est. 1930s-early 40s. Clark’s Mile End crochet cotton, made in East Newark NJ. All views; notice elephant logo and lovely grain on this and other spools. Same size as Clark’s ONT; bow tie, convex spool. Est. 1930s- 40s. Capitol pure dye, fast-color crochet and knitting silk. Labels read same at both ends; side view. 1-1/8" D x 1-1/2". Convex spool. Est 1930s. Top, bottom and side views of M. Hemingway and Sons Silk Co. Texto silk crochet thread, Watertown CN, convex spool, 1-1/4" D x 1-5/8", est. 1930s; Belding Bros & Co. warranted silk embroidery twist size EE, 3/4" D x 1-1/4, standard spool size; and Beldings supreme knitting and crochet wash color pure silk thread, labels same at both ends, bow tie convex brown spool, 1-1/4 D x 1-3/4". All estimated 1930s -early 40s. Victoria — knitting and crochet silk by Brainerd & Armstrong. Note different labels at either end. Thread wound crosswise on bowtie spool of thick wood. Date unknown but appears to be in WWI-1920s range. – Courtesy Sharon Stark