fids, not fads ...
the estate collection
a sewing implement
Sewing fids, made of whalebone, are used to separate fabric fibers without damage to the fabric. Much larger fids of wood were used to separate rope to add extensions.
ask a sailor ...
to find out how large ones were used on sailing ships.
Closeup photos of the different designs and sizes of whalebone sewing fids within the collection. From the 1800s, probably the 1870s, these fids were made by whalers when at sea. Yes, they are for sale by the estate.
The Art Loft Gallery, LTD., a locally owned and operated business in Collinsville, Illinois, has been open since 1984. In addition to offering custom picture framing services, The Art Loft Gallery, LTD. is an authorized dealer for renowned artist, Patricia Buckley Moss, and also has a wide variety of antiques and giftware for sale. Come in for a unique shopping experience and enjoy a cup of Starbucks and a cookie while you shop. Contact Us