These trims are unique and I find them at the French flea markets in estate lots of sewing supplies. I can only imagine that they were the treasures of some sweet lady who made her own towels, or pretty dresses for her daughter.
This vintage trim is not damaged or discolored in any way! If you love the look of the wooden spool you can purchase it separately here http://www.etsy.com/listing/94153038/vintage-wooden-spool-large-french
There are so many options for using this kind of vintage trim. As edging or frills on jeans, tea towels or napkins; embellishments on your scrapbook pages, handmade cards or in mixed media; as well as creative ides for home décor.
If you love trims and want a variety, be sure to check out my listing for vintage trim assortments
Set of two vintage trims
Set of three vintage trims
Set of five vintage trims
Have any questions? Contact the shop owner.