My grandfather worked in the textile industry. See it's not my fault if I love everything related to fabric, it must be in the blood. And I found these in my grandmother's sewing supplies.
I loved them both dearly but sadly they left us a few years ago.
Under the brown paper from Coats, are reels of thread. I didn't open them to check the state of the cotton, because I think they look so much better like this, with the tie around.
And then there were these books of buttons. Some were used by Bonne Maman, probably on some clothes for my Mum and Aunt.