Vintage Threads & Loops

Vintage Threads & Loops

Preserving our fiber stitch at a time ...

Welcome to Vintage Threads & Loops!

Hello!  My name is Tammy Ruiz and I’m a fourth-generation crafter located in Western NY. 

When in my happy place, there is always some type of fiber and a needle or hook in my hand.  Through the years, I've found that my preference tends to be “unplugged” with my go-to’s being mostly all hand work such as hand quilting, punch needle, rug hooking, rug braiding, repro antique samplers and wool applique.

Having a vintage style, collecting antique items and attaching a stitched piece to them is also a fun hobby of mine.  Whether it be through creating, collecting or decorating, may you also receive as much joy preserving our fiber history!

~ Tammy

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For your consideration is this accent spool lamp. This lamp is comprised of a large antique spool with seven threaded antique spools surrounding the large spool, secured by a ribbon and topped with the lampshade. This lamp measures 20 1/2" tall and the base measures 5 3/4" wide. To purchase and to receive an invoice for payment, please email your name, address and phone number to: Shipping will be added upon purchase. Many thanks! Additional lamps in different heights and with a variety of threaded spools are available to order.
Completely assembled and stitched by hand, this square wool penny mat makes a wonderful addition to an antique table or on the back of an upholstered piece of furniture. Completely comprised of 100% wool, this mat consists of 36 (triple) sets of wool pennies that have been buttonhole stitched together, then the penny stacks are buttonhole stitched to a black scalloped wool background, which is stitched to a mustard background and finally the mat is stitched to a black wool background. To complete this mat, the reverse side is finished off with a solid black backing. For added interest, each outer corner has been dog-eared/folded forward and attached with buttons. Shipping will be added upon purchase. To claim this square mat of many circles, please email to me your name, address and phone number and in return, I will send you an invoice. Many thanks!
Wouldn't this basket of carrot greens look perfect in your kitchen or on a sideboard in your dining room? A swing-handled metal basket has been affixed with a punchneedle piece called "Cottontail Carrot Co." which was designed by the OTF and stitched by me. To finish the piece, a small ribbon can be found on the handle and the basket is filled with faux greens. Shipping will be added upon purchase. Once you have decided this piece belongs in your home, please email me with your name, address and phone number. In return, I will send you an invoice for payment. Many thanks!
Just in time to celebrate the 4th of July, this patriotic grouping consists of a mason jar filled with two star-shaped punchneedle pieces, each stuffed and backed with patriotic fabric The larger star is a pattern from "My Country Keepers" and is mounted onto an antique spindle wound with the original thread. The smaller star is of a primitive shape and is mounted to an antique thread spool. So much fun to create and I hope you decide to add this to your holiday celebration. Shipping will be added at time of purchase.