Thread Keepers

Thread Keepers are used to hold smaller lengths of thread that remained on shuttles or from other needlework. For example, a shuttle partially wound with white thread could be unwound to allow for re-winding with another color or type of thread. The thread taken off the shuttle was then wound onto a Thread Keeper so it could be used later.

Bone Thread Keeper Traditional Bone Thread Keeper
Approximately 1" inches long and 3/4" high.
Modern Thread Keepers Modern Thread Keepers
Yes, these are what you think! They're plastic bread bag closers. While not as "elegant" as a more traditional Thread Keeper, they are completely functional for holding partial thread windings from shuttles and other needlework crafts (e.g. cross stitch).

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