Faux Ivory Silk Winders – Whimsy Trio

6 in stock


All these shapes are taken from history, although less common than the ‘snowflake’ variety. The little fish winder is to represent not just silk winders, but the hundreds of Chinese gaming tokens later used as winders!

These delicate and pretty silk winders are presented in a vintage linen bag with three different hand-crafted ‘faux ivory’ silk winders inside.


6 in stock

6 in stock


The story of this little treasure

I do love to collect little silk winders and am keen to carry on the tradition. I asked the very clever Ethan Danielson to draw up some shapes for me (traditional but with a little bit of a twist), then I set about finding a supplier of lovely ‘faux ivory’ material which can be cut and polished in the same way as ivory. With help from Lynn Walsh of History Craft and her amazing laser cutting machine, I now have a small collection of silk winders which are both useful and very decorative.

Take a look at my Jottings to find out more about how all this came about.