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Sewing Needles

Sewing Needles

4.75" x 3.5"
Assorted Needles & Threader
COLOMBIA

At this point in time, no pun intended, I am wondering why every set of sewing needles has pieces of foil inside, different colors of foil, too - little bits, pieces. You know what I mean: boxes and flat envelopes, like this. I checked the little box we have, and the envelope-style needle set from Germany too. Something tells me the foil paper was a Victorian gimmick to set off the metallic needles, a "looky over here and see the sparkle." Or, someone believed the sparkle of the foil sent a good message: of sparkling needles. Although made in China, according to Chris, this object has been a standard in Colombia since time began, and you will find it in every General Store: a variety of needles for all your sewing needs. Helpful, as it says BASKET on the front, in case you forget what you are looking at. Before I go to Colombia, I am going to make sure I know how to say BASKET in Español.