I wanted to learn a couple of new skills this year, 2019. I decided on improving my knitting skills, exploring texture & colour, I also wanted to learn 'Blackwork', something I have wanted to do for many years. I was given a large box full of silk threads. I am unsure of the age, some people think c1940's, others think possibly earlier. I couldn't decide what to do with them, should I keep them preserved as they are, or use them as they were intended? I think they should be used, with the cardboard roll included in the project book. This will show the history of the thread. This month, I wanted to work on progressive patterns, building the density of the stitch & thread. This pattern was taken from a sampler by Mary Kay Sampson. I used 'Deputy - Rayon Twist - Shade 2046'. The vintage threads are wound up pieces of cardboard, I am amazed they have lasted so well. I intend on using them for further projects, so they are kept for prosperity.